Introduction to Networking
Spring 2015 Greensheet
Dr. Tonia A. San Nicolas-Rocca
Other contact information: Skype name: tonia.san.nicolas
Office Location: Online
Office Hours: Tuesday at 6:30-8PM PDT and Thursday from 10AM - 12PM PDT, or by appointment
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Canvas Information: Courses will be available beginning January 22nd, 12:01am PST unless you are taking an intensive or a one unit or two unit class that starts on a different day. In that case the class will open at 12:01am PST on the first day that the class meets.
You will be enrolled into the Canvas site automatically.
This course provides an introduction to network computing and data communications as they are strategically used within organizations. It focuses on concepts relating to hardware, software, protocols, models, design, security, local area networks, and wide area networks. The goal is to provide students with an understanding of how organizations use networks, data communication, telecommunication solutions, and security tactics to improve efficiencies, share resources, communicate and collaborate, and to operate globally. Students will be provided with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience using typical networking solutions.
All course requirements must be completed within the semester. A detailed schedule with dates for submission of the required documents and discussion posts is available in Canvas. The schedule is subject to change with fair notice to students by a post in Canvas.
- Labs: Students are to complete various lab assignments. Lab assignments provide students with a real-life look at the use of various networking components. Students will go through various steps to connect, configure, secure, and manage networks and network devices. [SLOs: 1,2,3,4,5,6; Core Competency: H]
- Hands-on Projects:Students are to complete multiple hands on projects. These projects provide students with an opportunity to design network solutions. Students must use a diagraming tool such as Microsoft Visio or Gliffy to complete assignments. [SLOs: 1,2,3,4,5,6; Core Competencies: B, H]
- Case Projects: Students are to complete multiple case projects. These case projects provide students with an opportunity to evaluate different networking situations and decide on a course of action to remedy problems.The goal is to help students sharpen their decision-making and troubleshooting skills. [SLOs: 1,2,3,4,5,6; Core Competencies: B, H]
- Group Research Paper and Presentation: Students will work in groups to research a networking topic of their choice and present it to the class. [SLOs: 1,2,3,4,5,6; Core Competencies: H, M]
- Online Discussion Board: Students will lead/moderate one discussion thread relating to their research topic. Students must also participate in the discussion board by providing ideas or opinions relating to research topics espoused by other students. Discussion board participation cannot be made-up once the discussion has been completed. [SLOs: 1,2,3,4,5,6; Core Competencies: H, M]
- Online via TestOut (www.testout.com). Students must purchase online code to access Network Pro. ISBN is 978-1-935080-43-5
Course Workload Expectations
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.
LIBR 200, LIBR 202, LIBR 204.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand the OSI Model & identify layer functions.
- Understand transmission basics and networking media.
- Describe and identify common physical and logical topologies.
- Understand the use and purpose of different types networking hardware.
- Understand the use of wide area networks & remote connectivity.
- Understand basic network security and identify countermeasures.
Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)
LIBR 293 supports the following core competencies:
- B Describe and compare the organizational settings in which library and information professionals practice.
- H Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies.
- M Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for professional collaboration and presentations.
- Dean, T. (2013). Network+ guide to networks (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage. Available through Amazon: 1133608191
- TestOut.com (2017). TestOut Network Pro N10-007. TestOut. Available through Publisher
The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:
|97 to 100||A|
|94 to 96||A minus|
|91 to 93||B plus|
|88 to 90||B|
|85 to 87||B minus|
|82 to 84||C plus|
|79 to 81||C|
|76 to 78||C minus|
|73 to 75||D plus|
|70 to 72||D|
|67 to 69||D minus|
- C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
- B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
- A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.
Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student
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Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material
- "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
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