Instructor: Pierre Thiry

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There is no specific face-to-face orientation scheduled for this course, The first week online material will cover the online orientation.

last updated on 9/11/2013

Syllabus of CNIT 106 - INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING- Spring 2014

Instructor Information
Name: Pierre Thiry
Office location: Ocean Campus Room Science 147
Office hours: Thursday 3-4pm in Science 37 & and by appointment
Phone: 415-239-3594
Course Information
Course title: Introduction to Networking
Course numbers:

CNIT 106 CRN 34414 SEC 832 (3 Units)
35010 SEC 833 (3 Units)

Course discipline: Networking
Course description: 3 hours lecture/week - 3 hours lab per week.
Networking terminology and fundamental concepts: protocols, components, connectivity, design, installation, management, troubleshooting, and concepts of Wide Area Networks.   This course is preparation for CompTIA's Network+ (industry exam) and provides a foundation for further study or a career in networking technical support or administration.   It is recommended that this course be taken before advanced Microsoft networking classes.
Course date: Friday , January 10, 2014 through Friday, May 23, 2014
Location: On Line
Prerequisite(s): No Prerequisite. But this course expects a basic computer literacy which is covered in courses like CNIT 100  or 101
Required reading: CompTIA Network+ N10-005 Authorized Cert Guide,  by Kevin Wallace, Pearson Education (2012) - ISBN-10: 0-7897-4821-5 - ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4821-8
Policies on Copyright while using CCSF facilities
Introduction: CCSF Guidelines for lab use: Software in use in the lab and printed resource materials are copyrighted with all rights reserved except when explicitly described as public domain. Under copyright laws, these items may not be copied, photo-copied, reproduced or reduced to any electronic medium, in whole or in part. Any violation or attempt to violate copyright laws may result in disciplinary action.
Computer Requirement
: Your computer must meet the minimum requirements as listed by Insight
Course Requirements
Requirements: In addition to the weekly readings in the text (required), there are end-of-chapter questions, quizzes, and additional research, including web sites to check out and report on. Some reports will be in the form of postings to the Discussion Board, some will be short papers, some will be projects and hands-on practice. See Course Contents and Assignments on the Insight home page..

Be sure to check your personal email frequently, and check the Insight course web page weekly to see new announcements and assignments.  
Questions? Post in the class Discussion Board, send an e-mail to the instructor,  or setup an appt. See regularly scheduled office hours above.

The first assignment will be an Orientation to the course as well as an overview of the course web tools, with time for hands-on practice logging in and navigating.

The Final Exam will be comprehensive and will be given the last week of the semester .
Quizzes 50
Comprehensive Final 
Assignments 70
Total 150