CET4773: Inter-Networking Technology (Spring 2022)

General Information


Instructor: Prof. Benito Mendoza
Section HD44: Monday and Wednesday 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Classroom: Online
Office: V620
Office Hours: Tuesday 9:00-11:00, Wednesday 9:00- 11:00, or by appointment.
Email: bmendoza@citytech.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-260-5885
Website: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/faculty/BMendoza
Prof. Website: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/faculty/BMendoza
Department Syllabus with ABET Student Outcomes: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/computer-engineering/docs/courses/CET4773.pdf

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

Prerequisites: 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, identify 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 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 the knowledge and skills 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.


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


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%


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 online assignments every week. These assignments are evaluated using the corresponding online quizzes and simulator labs from TestOut’s Switching and Routing Pro.
  • Students can answer the quizzes and labs with open notes at home. Every quiz and lab has to be completed by Tuesday night. The minimum passing grade is 80. Students have as many as needed attempts to at least 80%. 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 labs and online quizzes to have the right to take the Mid-Term and the Final Exam and the weekly quizzes; the minimum passing grade is 80%.
  • If you miss a class for any reason, it is your responsibility to complete the corresponding online reading assignments, quizzes, and labs.
  • There is no make-up time for missing assignments. Nothing will be accepted after the due date.


  • 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 classroom time. No late submissions. Lab assignments are graded according to the following criteria:
Criteria  Grade
Completed the lab assignment successfully  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 two writing assignments. The assignments will be on topics related to the following topics:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Software-Defined Networking

Other Policies


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

In-class Expected Behavior

  • Students should show respect to each other and the professor.
  • The use of phones for talking and texting during class is prohibited. Please make sure you put your phone in silent mode or turn it off.
  • The classroom’s computers should only be used to work on the class projects and tutorials, to find information that allows you to either participate in the 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 CUNY Academic Integrity Policy will result in disciplinary action.
  • Please refer to the Student Handbook and the New York City College of Technology Catalog for a complete listing of the Student Code of Conduct, Classroom Behavior Guidelines, and Academic Integrity Rules.

CUNY 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.



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