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CIS 81 Network Fundamentals

CCNA Introduction to Networking

Rick Graziani, Instructor

CIS 81 Syllabus and Course Materials - Fall 2018

Note: Schedule subject to change


Note: I am updating this course during the Fall 2018 semester. The course will now include YouTube video playlists. My YouTube channel will be updated during the semester with dozens of short videos explaining key course topics.

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Schedule


Class: 8 weeks Aug 28 - Oct 16, 2018

     In-person:       Tuesdays     5:30pm - 9:30pm     Room 828

     Online:  See syllabus for online assignments

Syllabus


Week 1: Aug 28

     In-class:

                    Flipped classroom     

                    Course Introduction


                    Chapter 1 Explore the Network Exam

                    Cisco NetSpace: Chapter 1 Explore the Network Exam (Option: You can do these at home)


     Homework:          

                    Read      Chapter 1 Explore the Network Exam

                              Chapter 3 Network Protocols and Communications

                              Chapter 4 Network Access


                                    Watch

                              Video: Introducing this week's playlist

                              Video Playlist: Network Models and Protocols

                              Video Playlist: Network Access Layer                             

                                     


Week 2: Sep 4


     Summary: (video link - available the following Wednesday)


     In-class:     

                    Discussion/Questions


                    Encapsulations and PDUs: Group


                    Using Packet Tracer


     Homework:          

                    Read      Chapter 5 Ethernet


                    Watch:    

                              Video: Introducing this week's playlist  

                              Video Playlist: Ethernet

                              NetSpace > Quizzes > Video Review: Ethernet

                              Video Playlist: ARP

                              NetSpace > Quizzes > Video Review: ARP


                    Bring:

                              5 questions/comments from watching the videos


                    Chapter Exams:

                              Chapter 3: Network Protocols and Communications Chapter Exam

                              Chapter 4: Network Access Chapter Exam                              



Week 3: Sep 11


     In-class:  

                    Discussion/Questions

                    Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F3G55LT



                    Other:

                              Lab: Wireshark

                              Lab: Tracing the MAC Address Table (whiteboard - everyone is a switch)


     Homework:          

                    Read      Chapter 2 Configure a Network Operating System

                              Chapter 6 Network Layer

     

                    Watch:       

                              Video: Introducing this week's playlist (coming soon)

                              Video Playlist: Configuring IOS

                              Suggestion: Make a cheat sheet (example)

                              Video Playlist: Network Layer: Introducing IPv4, IPv6 and Routing

                              NetSpace > Quizzes > Video Review: Network Layer

    

                    Chapter Exam:

                              Chapter 5: Ethernet

               

Week 4: Sep 18


     In-class:     

                    Discussion/Questions

                    Lab: Configuring the switches and the router

                    Anatomy of a router

                    The router boot-up process



                    Visiting the CIS Data Center (800)

                    Visiting the Networking Lab (CTC)


     Homework:          

                    Read      Chapter 7 IP Addressing

     

                    Watch:     

                              Video: Introducing this week's playlist  

                              Video Playlist: IPv4 Addressing

                              Video Playlist: IPv6 Addressing

                              Video Playlist: ICMP

                    

                    Chapter Exam:

                              Chapter 2: Configuring a Network Operating System

                              Chapter 6: Network Layer

               

Week 5: Sep 25


     In-class:     

                    Work on chapter exams and catch-up on videos


     Homework:          

                    Read      Chapter 8 IP Subnetting

     

                    Watch:     

                              Video: Introducing this week's playlist

                              Video Playlist: IP Subnetting


                    Chapter Exam:

                              Chapter 7: IP Addressing


               

Week 6: Oct 2


     In-class:     

                    Discussion/Questions


                    Other

                              Lab: Packet Tracer: IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing, subnetting and routing

                              Subnetting Worksheet


     Homework:          

                    Read      Chapter 9 TCP

     

                    Watch:     

                              Video: Introducing this week's playlist  

                              Video Playlist: Transport Layer: TCP and UDP


                    Chapter Exam:

                              Chapter 8: IP Subnetting

  

            

Week 7: Oct 9


     In-class:     

                    Discussion/Questions


                    Chapter Exam:

                              Chapter 9: TCP


                    Other

                              Lab: Packet Tracer: IPv6 Addressing and Routing with IPv4 and IPv6



     Homework:          

                    Read      Chapter 10 Application Layer

                              Chapter 11 Build a Small Network

     

                    Watch:     

                              Video: Introducing this week's playlist

                              Video Playlist: Application Layer Protocols and PowerPoint


                    Chapter Exam:

                              Chapter 9: TCP

                              Chapter 10: Application Layer


                    Cisco NetSpace: Final Exam and Course Feedback

                              Due: 10/20 (midnight)

                              Available: 10/9 5pm through 10/21 (Sunday) at midnight

                              Attempts: 1 Attempt

                              Duration: 8 hours (once started, you must complete)

                              Do Final Exam AND Course Feedback

                              


                    Optional:

                              Cisco NetSpace: Practice Final Exam

                              Cisco NetSpace: Practice CCENT

                              Cisco NetSpace: Practice Skills Based Exam

                              

               

Week 8: Oct 16


     In-class:     

                    Discussion/Questions


                    Chapter Exam:

                              Chapter 10 Application Layer

                              Chapter 11 Build a Small Network


                    Other

                              Lab: Packet Tracer: Troubleshooint the network

                              Lab: Using ipconfig, Ping, Traceroute, nslookup, DNS


     Homework:          


                    Cisco NetSpace: Final Exam and Course Feedback

                              Due: 10/20 (midnight)

                              Available: 10/9 5pm through 10/21 (Sunday) at midnight

                              Attempts: 1 Attempt

                              Duration: 8 hours (once started, you must complete)

                              Do Final Exam AND Course Feedback

                              


                    Optional:

                              Cisco NetSpace: Practice Final Exam

                              Cisco NetSpace: Practice CCENT

                              Cisco NetSpace: Practice Skills Based Exam



               

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Videos


Course Videos and Slides used in Videos

     Complete YouTube Playlists

     Video Playlist: Network Models and Protocols and PowerPoint     Video Playlist: Network Access Layer and PowerPoint     

     Video Playlist: Ethernet and PowerPoint                         Video Playlist: ARP and PowerPoint

     Video Playlist: Network Layer: Introducing IPv4, IPv6 and Routing and PowerPoint  

     Video Playlist: IPv4 Addressing and PowerPoint         Video Playlist: IPv6 Addressing and PowerPoint       

     Video Playlist: ICMP and PowerPoint                    Video Playlist: IP Subnetting and PowerPoint and Subnetting Worksheet

     Video Playlist: Transport Layer: TCP and UDP and PowerPoint

     Video Playlist: Application Layer Protocols and PowerPoint



PowerPoints


Chapter Presentations (PowerPoints)

     Chapter 1: Explore the Network          Chapter 2: Configure the NOS          Chapter 3: Network Protocols and Communications

     Chapter 4: Network Access               Chapter 5: Ethernet                   Chapter 6: Network Layer

     Chapter 7: IP Addressing                Chapter 8: Subnetting IP Networks     Chapter 9: Transport Layer

     Chapter 10: Application Layer           Chapter 11: Building a Small Network



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Cisco NetSpace Chapter Exams


Video: Using Cisco NetSpace: Online Curriculum and Taking Chapter Exams


Cisco Netspace: https://www.netacad.com/

     Username and Password: Email from Cisco

     Select Course: CIS 81

     Assignments > Chapter n Exam


Introduction to Networks (ITN):

     Activated: 8/26/2018 - 10/16/2018

     Duration: 6 hours per exam

     Attempts: 10 per exam