District Syllabus
Network Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 4
Laboratory Fee: $25
Prerequisites: CGS1061C Introduction To Computers In Technology
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
This course introduces the student to the basics of internetworking
technology. This is also the first of four courses designed to 
prepare a student to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate
Exam. The student will study Networks and Layers, Networking 
Devices,IP Addressing, ARP and RARP, Media and Design, Topology, 
Structured Cabling, Electricity and Electronics, and Network 
Required Materials: Books:
  • Empson. CCNA Portable Command Guide, 2nd ed., Cisco, 2008. ISBN: 9781587201936
  • Dye. Network Fund: CCNA Exp Comp (W/CD), 2008 ed., Pearson, 2008. ISBN: 9781587132087
  • Rufi. Network Fund: CCNA Exp Labs & SG (w/CD), 2008 ed., Pearson, 2008. ISBN: 9781587132032
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Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the semester, each student will:
  1. Master Basic content:
    1. OSI Model
    2. Internetworking Devices
    3. IP Addressing
    4. LAN Media & Topologies
    5. Structured Cabling
    6. Electronics
  2. Master Lab Skills:
    1. PC Hardware & Software
    2. Patch Cables
    3. Installation of Structured Cabling
    4. Use of Test Equipment
  3. Master Documentation Skills:
    1. Maintaining and Engineering Journal Cable Management Techniques
  4. Master People Skills:
    1. Working in Engineering Teams
    2. Self and Project Management
    3. Oral Exams and Presentations
Course Learning Outcomes:
The student will:
  1. Create patch cables
  2. Build a simple network of hosts, cables, hubs, and routers.
  3. Troubleshoot PC hardware and software, patch cables, and device problems.
  4. Design, build, test and document the wiring part of a network installation.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of the student progress towards achieving stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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