Feb 24, 2020
CIS 161 - MS Operating System and Cisco Networking Integration 5 Credits
An intermediate course in terminology, concepts and applications of networking as an essential element of computer/business information systems. Students gain basic skills in the installation and administration of network hardware, software, facilities, media through hands-on experience. Students create LANs using various NOSs. This is the second in a series of networking courses required to complete the CIS programs.
Pre-requisite(s) CIS 160 min 2.0
Course Note Concurrent enrollment in CIS 160 allowed.
Designed to Serve Network Specialist and Data Recovery/Forensics majors. Industry members retraining or cross training for networking skills; those who want to update networking skills.
Active Date 2014-04-24
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 66
1. Overview of Local Area Networks
Components of a LAN
Basic network types: peer to peer; client/server
2. Network Design Essentials
Physical layout of a network
3. LAN Standards
IEEE 802 specifications
Request for Comment(RFC)
4. LAN Architecture
Ethernet 802.3 Operation
Fiber Distributed Data Interface(FDDI)
Asynchronous Transfer Mode(ATM)
5. Network Interface Card basics
6. OSI model
Role of the model
Comparison with other models
7. LAN Communications Protocols
TCP/IP protocol suite - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
IPX/SPX - Inter-network Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange
IP - Internet Protocol - Addressing and Routing
TCP - Transmission Control Protocol - Sockets and Layer 4 Port numbers
UDP - User Datagram Protocol - Voice over IP
SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
POP - Post Office Protocol
HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol
FTP - File Transfer Protocol
SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol
ICMP - Internet Control Message Protocol
8. NOS - Network Operating Systems
Preparation for installation
Basic design; hardware requirements; user functions
Server installation; configuration; performance
Client installation; configuration
9. Network Administration
Managing user, group accounts
Security on the network
Data security - backup
Printer management; installation and sharing
10. Larger network overview
Bridges and routers
Using hardware to interconnect LANs
Routing algorithms; subnetting
11. LAN Switches and Virtual LANs
Redesign and implementation of Virtual LANs
12. Network Troubleshooting
Student Learning Outcomes
List and use all components of a LAN and produce a design using graphic software.
Implement a LAN with Microsoft and/or Linux servers and workstations.
Administer user and group accounts; use appropriate controls/restrictions.
Manage network resources by assigning appropriate permissions and rights.
Install and manage network printers.
Demonstrate security measures to be taken with the network and its data.
Describe the use of routers to interconnect LANs.
Troubleshoot a network using software diagnostics.
Document network activity.
Have a basic understanding of the use of routers and switches in a network
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