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CIS 81 Course Information for Fall 2014


Contact Information

  • Rick Graziani
  • Email:
  • Office: room 826B
  • Phone: 831-477-3533

Class Information

  • 86319 - Monday - 9:30am - 1:30pm, Room 828

Text and other Materials



Classroom Policies

In order to make our class a comfortable and encouraging learning environment for everyone, everyone is expected to abide by the following policies.


Class Policies - General

  • Please treat other students, the instructor, and guests with courtesy and respect.
  • Please do your best to be on-time for class. If you are late, enter quietly and find out what you missed from another student.
  • Please listen when others are speaking.
  • A student who misses 3 weeks of classes may be dropped from the course.
  • Bigotry and prejudices of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • Any unprofessional conduct or rudeness will not be tolerated.
  • Communications with others including discussion areas and email, will be done in a professional, courteous, and polite manner.
  • Email: Subject: CIS 81: <subject> Content: Use your full name

Class Policies - Use of Computers, Cell Phones, Pagers, PDAs, Laptops, etc.

  • Computers, Cell Phones, Pagers, PDAs, laptops and similar devices may not be used during class. 
  • We want to focus on the course curriculum and not have other distractions.
  • For the courtesy of others, cell phones must be turned them off.
  • If you need to take a call, answer the call outside of the classroom.
  • No computers, PDAs, laptops, or similar devices may be used during class unless approved by the instructor.
  • No email, text messaging or instant messaging allowed during class, except during breaks.
  • No inappropriate (sarcastic, rude, demeaning, challenging, etc.) comments.

Class Policies - Classroom Computers

  • The computers in the classroom are for instructional purposes used by a several classes.
  • Do not install any software on the computers in the classroom or the lab.
  • Do not copy any software from any of the computers in the classroom or the lab.
  • Do not change the desktop or any of the default configurations of the computer unless it is part of a lab exercise.
  • Any misuse of the equipment will not be tolerated.

If you cannot abide by these policies, please withdraw from the class.



Overall Grades

  • 40% - Assignments (including in-class labs and final project)
  • 30% - Midterm Exam
  • 30% - Project


  • Midterm Exam
  • CIS 81 Final Exam
  • Cisco Academy Final Exam (counts as a chapter exam)

Chapter Exams (Cisco Netspace)

  • Highest score for multiple attempts
  • No extentsions so please get them done on time
  • 70% of chapter exams must be completed.

Note: Cisco Final Exam, Midterm and Final exams are required.



  • Cabrillo students may take this course for Credit/No Credit Option. 70% and above is required for a Credit.
  • The student is eligible to receive a passing grade (A, B or C, or a Credit) if all of the following criteria are met:
    • All exams must be completed
    • Passing score on Skills Based Exam
    • Completion of 70% for Homework Assignments
    • Completion of Cisco Academy Final Exam and Course Feedback
  • Students that have missed the equavilent to three weeks of class may be dropped from the course.

  Getting Help

Please don't hesitate to see me if you need some help, have some questions, or just want to talk about networking. I am always available during my office hours and also by appointment. You can call me at any time, my number is 479-5783, although email always works best. If I am not in, please leave a message letting me know what are the best times to call you back. You can also get in touch with me using email: And you can even come by, just to say hello!

As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to ensure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. If you have a disability that requires accommodations for this class, please contact the Learning Skills Program at 479-6220 or (for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder) disabled Student Services at 479-6379, to make arrangements as soon as possible.

The Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) offers a variety of services to enable students with disabilities to function independently in the educational environment. The objectives of our services are to integrate and mainstream students with disabilities into general campus programs and activities.

The following services are provided to students enrolled through the Disabled Student Services Office: counseling and advising, tutorials, academic support, referrals and coordination, classroom aides, readers, interpreters, note takers, special classes, special equipment, on-campus transportation, special parking, priority registration, test proctoring, liaison with local, state and federal agencies, specialized adaptive equipment, and high tech center with computer adaptations.

Office Numbers: (831) 479-6379 or (831) 479-6370 
(831) 479-6421 (TTY for hearing impaired)


  To Be Arranged Hours: 5 hrs 20 min - Room 2502, 2504, or CTC (1400)
  • This is time where you can perform other instructional activities not included in the lecture.
  • This is an additional instructional opportunity for you beyond what is covered in the lecture.
  • This is NOT homework and you are NOT required to turn any of these activities.
  • This includes but is not limited to the following activities:
    • Packet Tracer Tutorials
    • Online curriculum labs
  • All students are required to sign the Students' Hours by Arrangement form indicating that they understand this.

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze Etherent and IP, and describe their functions, and contrast their differences.
2. Assess and analyze the functions of layer 4 protocols TCP and UDP.
3. Solve IP addressing and subnetting problems for classless and classful networks.
4. Analyze and anticipate the protocols involved for transmitting data between multiple networks.