CET4773: Inter-Networking Technology (Spring 2020)

General Information

Instructor: Prof. Benito Mendoza
Lecture: Wednesday 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Online:  Monday 2:30pm Р5:00pm
Classroom: V614
Office: V620
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:30-12:30, Thursday 10:30- 12:30, or by appointment.
Email : bmendoza@citytech.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-260-5885
Class Website: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/cet4773s20/
Prof. Website: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/faculty/BMendoza
Required material

Course Overview

Technologies, protocols, and techniques used to connect a computer network with other networks through the use of gateways that provide a common method of routing information packets among the networks. Internet technologies for the connection of computing devices with other internal and external devices or systems. Topics include Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) implementation, wireless network implementation, network security, advanced switching and routing configuration, advanced TCP/IP configuration, and network management.

Course Designation: Required for the Computer Engineering Technology program.

Course Credits: 4

Pre-Requisites: CET 3510
Co-Requisites: None

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe how networks function, identifying major components, the function of network components, and the OSI reference model
  • Using the host-to-host packet delivery process, describe issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and identify switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues
  • Describe the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used, with a focus on RF wireless access
  • Describe the reasons for connecting networks with routers and how routed networks transmit data through networks using TCP/IP
  • Describe the function of WANs, the major devices of WANs, and configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, PAT, and RIP routing
  • Use the command-line interface to discover neighbors on the network and manage the router start-up and configuration

General Education Outcomes

  • INTEGRATION/Systems: Understand and navigate systems
  • SKILLS/Communication: Communicate in diverse settings and groups, using written (both reading and writing)
  • SKILLS/Inquiry/Analysis: Use creativity to solve problems.

About the ICND1 Exam

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and support a small switched and routed network. For the purpose of this course, a small network is defined as 1 to 20 hosts connected to a single switch. The switch is also connected to a router providing a routed link (Routing Information Protocol [RIP] and default) to a simulated Internet and corporate office. ICND1 works from the bottom up, providing knowledge and skills as they are needed. The course starts with an introduction to networks. It then introduces host-to-host communications using TCP / IP. Next, Layer 2 devices (switches) are introduced into the network. Next, Layer 3 devices (routers) are introduced into the network. The introduction of Layer 3 devices leads to the use of WANs and routing to connect the site to the Internet and corporate sites.

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Networking commands (Windows and Linux)
  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic e-mail usage skills

Grading

Online home assignments: 40%

  • Quizzes: 20%
  • Labs: 20%

In-class assignments, labs, and exams: 60%

  • Weekly in-class quizzes: 10%
  • Networking Labs: 15%
  • Writing assignments: 15%
  • Mid-Term Exam: 10%
  • Final Exam: 10%

Scores

Score % < 60 60-69.9 70-76.9 77-79.9 80-82.9 83-86.9 87- 89.9 90- 92.9 93-100
Grade F D C C+ B- B B+ A- A

Online Assignments

  • Take-home assignments every week. These assignments are¬†evaluated with the corresponding online quizzes and simulator labs (From TestOut’s Switching and Routing Pro).
  • Students can answer the quizzes with open notes at home. Every quiz has to be completed by Monday night. The minimum pass grade is 80. Students have as many as needed attempts to pass the quiz. The highest score from those attempts will be considered as the final grade for the quiz or simulator lab.
  • The online labs and quizzes have to be¬†successfully¬†completed in order to have access to the labs in the classroom.
  • You have to pass all the online quizzes to have the right to take the Mid-Term and the Final Exam, and the weekly quizzes; the minimum pass grade for those quizzes is 80%.
  • If for any reason you miss a class, it is your responsibility to complete the corresponding the online reading assignments, quizzes, and labs.
  • There is no make-up time for missing assignments. Nothing will be accepted after the due date.

Exams

  • The Mid-Term exam will cover modules 2 to 7.4 from TestOut’s Switching and Routing Pro courseware.
  • The Final Exam will be the actual Switching Pro Certification Exam.

In-class Networking Lab Assignments

The in-class laboratory work has to be completed in the classroom time. No late submissions. Lab assignments are graded according to the following criteria:
Criteria  Grade
Successfully completed the lab assignment  100
Made a legitimate attempt to complete the lab assignment  75
Attended the lab, but made no effort to complete the assignment  30
Did not attend the lab  0

Writing Assignments:

This class has been designated as writing intensive. During the course, there will be 2 writing assignments. The assignments will be on topics related to the following topics:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Software-Defined Networking

Other Policies

Attendance

The course abides by the current CUNY Attendance policy. If for any reason you miss a class, it is your responsibility to review all the material covered in the class and to complete the corresponding reading and programming assignments.

In-class Expected Behavior

  • Students should show respect to each other and to the professor.
  • The use of phones for talking and texting during the class is prohibited. Please make sure you put your phone in silent mode or to turn it off.
  • The classroom‚Äôs computer should only be used to work on the class projects and tutorials, to find information that allows you to either participate in class or to understand the concepts studied in class. Please refrain from accessing sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or playing games while in class.
  • Any activity that threatens the college academic integrity will result in disciplinary action.
  • Please refer to the Student Handbook and the Catalog of New York City College of Technology for a full listing of Student Code of Conduct, Classroom Behavior Guidelines and Academic Integrity Rules.

Academic Integrity Policy

Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and at New York City College of Technology and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion.

Technology Prerequisites

  1. You must have access to BlackBoard
  2. Enter your current/correct email address in BlackBoard
  3. You should be able to read/check your school email
  4. You need access to a computer and an Internet connection.
  5. You must have installed the latest version of a browser, Chrome or Internet Explorer.

Topics

Notes

  1. The instructor reserves the right to modify this outline anytime.
  2. Computer knowledge will be strongly emphasized; therefore, spend time learning how to use Windows and/or Linux Operating Systems is expected.  (More instructions will be provided when appropriate)