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ITE 220: Networking and Data Communications

Course Description

This course will focus on the basic concepts of communication, telecommunications, and networking. It will give a general overview of computer networks and focus on the terminology and technologies. (3 credits)

Prerequisite

  • None

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Explain fundamental concepts of networking.
  2. Describe the architecture of data and voice networks.
  3. Explain the functions and applications of various network devices.
  4. Describe common network configuration, monitoring tools and metrics required to ensure efficient operation of wired and wireless networks.
  5. Describe security issues and concerns for wired and wireless networks
  6. Demonstrate ability to use basic network troubleshooting methodology and tools through interactive lab exercises.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Discussions (Weeks 1-8)

25%

Quizzes (Weeks 1-8)

20%

Labs (Weeks 1-8)

30%

Course Project (Week 8)

25%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore

  • West, Jill (2016). Network + Guide to Networks - with Mindtap Access (7th edition). Cengage Learning. ISBN-10: 1337756520 or ISBN-13: 97801337756525

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1,2

Topic: Introduction to Networking

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review lecture
  • Participate in Discussion Postings
  • Complete Weekly Quiz
  • Complete Labs

2

1,2,6

Topic: Data Communications

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 3
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review lecture
  • Participate in Discussion Postings
  • Complete Weekly Quiz
  • Complete Labs
  • Submit Course Project Milestone 1: Identifying a Topic

3

3

Topic: Physical Layer

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review lecture
  • Review supplemental materials
  • Participate in Discussion Postings
  • Complete Weekly Quiz
  • Complete Labs
  • Submit Course Project Milestone 2: Approved Topic

4

1,4,5

Topic: Wireless Networks

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 6
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review lecture
  • Participate in Discussion Postings
  • Complete Weekly Quiz
  • Complete Labs
  • Submit Course Project Milestone 3: Identifying Resources

5

1,2,4,6

Topic: Cloud Computing

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 7
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review lecture
  • Participate in Discussion Postings
  • Complete Weekly Quiz
  • Complete Labs

6

5

Topic: Network Security

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 8
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review lecture
  • Participate in Discussion Postings
  • Complete Weekly Quiz
  • Complete Labs
  • Submit Course Project Milestone 4: Rough Draft

7

1,2,4

Topic: Wide Area Networks

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 10
    • Chapter 11
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review lecture
  • Participate in Discussion Postings
  • Complete Weekly Quiz
  • Complete Labs

8

4,6

Topic: Enterprise Network Management

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 9
    • Chapter 12
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review lecture
  • Participate in Discussion Postings
  • Complete Weekly Quiz
  • Complete Labs
  • Submit Course Project: Final Learning Unit
  • Complete course evaluation

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

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