CSC323 – Introduction to Networks

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Syllabus

The class syllabus can be found here

Office Hours

Office hours are posted here

Textbook

CompTIA Network+ Deluxe Study Guide Exam N10-007, Fourth Edition

Class Schedule – (tentative)

Lectures:
TR 10:00am – 11:15am

Week
Tuesday
Thursday
1
Lecture: Introduction to Networks
Lab: Wireshark – Getting Started
2
Lecture: The Open Systems Interconnection Specifications
Lab: Wireshark – HTTP
3
Lecture: Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards
Lab: Wiring
4
Lecture: The Current Ethernet Specifications
Lab: Wireshark – Ethernet & ARP
5
Lecture: Networking Devices
Lab: Wireshark – DNS & DHCP
6
Lecture: Introduction to the Internet Protocol & IP Addressing
Lab: Wireshark – TCP & UDP & IP
7
October Break
Midterm Review
8
Midterm Exam
Lecture: IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT
9
Lecture: IP Subnetting, Troubleshooting IP, and Introduction to NAT
Lab: Wireshark – NAT & ICMP
Homework: Subnetting Worksheets
10
Lecture: Introduction to IP Routing & Routing Protocols
Lab: Common Open Research Emulator (CORE) Introduction and Routing Lab
11
Lecture: Switching and Virtual LANs
Lab: Common Open Research Emulator (CORE) Switching Lab
12
Lecture: Wireless Networking
Lab: WEP Cracking
13
Lecture: Wide Area Networks
Thanksgiving Break
14
Lecture: Troubleshooting & Software and Hardware Tools
Lab: Network Troubleshooting Tools
15
Lecture: Network Troubleshooting, Management, Monitoring, and Optimization
Lab: Network Diagrams
Final Exam 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