CSC323 – Introduction to Networks

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Syllabus

The class syllabus can be found here

Office Hours

Office hours are posted here

Textbook

Network+ Guide to Networks, 6th Edition

Class Schedule – (tentative)

Lecture Videos

All recorded lectures can be found here. You must log in using the class password in order to view them.

Lectures:
TR 10:00am – 11:15am

Week
Tuesday
Thursday
1
Lecture: An Introduction to Networking
2
Lecture: Networking Standards and the OSI Model
Homework: Wireshark Lab – Getting Started
3
Lecture: Transmission Basics and Networking Media
Homework: Wireshark Labs – HTTP & DNS
4
Lecture: Introduction to TCP/IP Protocols
Homework: Wireshark Labs – TCP & UDP
DerbyCon – Security Conference
Activity: Watch any four presentations from DerbyCon 3.0 or DerbyCon 4.0 or DerbyCon 5.0 or DerbyCon 6.0

Homework: Write up a short reaction report for each presentation that you watched. (1 page per video)

NOTE: if you are going to DerbyCon you may write your reaction on any four talks that you attended.

5
Lecture: Introduction to TCP/IP Protocols
Activity: Create a persistent Kali USB stick, update it, and install VirtualBox on it. See this link for more details.
6
Lecture: Topologies and Ethernet Standards
Homework: Wireshark Labs – IP & NAT
7
October Break
Lecture: Network Hardware, Switching, and Routing
Homework: Wireshark Labs – ICMP, Ethernet & ARP
8
Lecture: Wide Area Networks
Midterm Review
Midterm Exam
9
Lecture: Wireless Networking
Homework: Wireshark Lab – 802.11
10
Lecture: In-Depth TCP/IP Networking
Homework: Subnetting worksheets
11
Lecture: Virtual Networks and Remote Access
Homework: Wireshark Lab – DHCP
12
Lecture: Network Security
Homework: Wireshark Lab: SSL
13
Lecture: Voice & Video over IP
Extra Credit: Install the AsteriskNow Linux distro as a virtual machine on your Kali USB stick. Checkout this guide for detailed installation instructions.
Thanksgiving Break
14
Lecture: Troubleshooting Network Problems
Homework: Network Diagrams
Lecture: Ensuring Integrity and Availability
15
Lecture: Network Management

Final Review
16
Final Exam Week

Homework:

Homework assignment drop boxes will be posted in Engage. All homework assignments are due the following week after they are assigned by Friday @ 11:55 pm.

Plagiarism & Cheating

Plagiarism and cheating are not tolerated in any of my courses. If you are caught performing any form of academic misconduct in this class appropriate action will be taken and you will be removed from the course as well as receive an ‘F for cheating’ grade on your transcript.

Links

Wireshark Labs
Networking Lab 1
Networking Lab 2
Making a Persistent Kali Stick
How to Boot From a USB Drive in Virtualbox
Unix Command Summary Sheet(Grab a printed copy outside of my office!)
Hackers: The Internet’s Immune System
Over the Wire – Bandit Labs
Subnetting Practice Questions