Schedule and Topics (Tentative)

Please Note that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.

 

Day

Date

 Reading Assignment

 Topics

Assignments

1

Thr

Sept 4

 

Course overview and introduction

2

Tue Sept 8 Ch1 Intro to Data Communications basics. Assignment One
Thr

Sept 11

Ch 1

OSI reference model.

OSI Model

3

Tue

Sept 16

 

Ch1 TCP/IP and Bandwidth Calculation Handout Assignment Two -Research Topics Due
Thr Sept 18

Ch. 2 & 3

 Physical Media & Data transmission: signals and modulation.

 

 

4

Tue Sept 23 Ch. 2 & 3 Physical Layer Devices & Data Link Layers Assignment Three
Thr

Sept 25

Ch 4

Components of a Local Area Network

5

Tue Sept 30 Ch 5 Network, Transport, and Application Layer
Thr

Oct. 2

 

Take Home Labs

6

Tue Oct. 7   Chapter 3
Thr

Oct. 9

 

Internet Addressing and Operation & Review

7

Tue Oct 14 Stamper Ch 4 Internet Addressing and Operation & Review
Thr

Oct. 16

Stamper CH 6

Internet Addressing and Operation & Reviews

 

8

Tue Oct. 21   Field Trip to USD Server Room  
Thr

Oct 23

 

Components of a Local Area Network

9

Tue Oct. 28   Components of a Local Area Network  Outline of Research Paper Due
Thr

Oct 30

 

Computer Schematic Lecture

10

Tue Nov 4

 

Computer Schematic Lecture

Thr

Nov 6

Computer Hardware and Motherboard Specifications/CPU Pricing

11

Tue Nov 11   Backbone and Metropolitan Area Network Fundamentals
Thr

Nov 13

  Servers in the Enterprise

12

Tue Nov 18   Computer Disassembly/Reassembly  
Thr

Nov 20

 Stamper Ch 14 OS Install/Network Management Objectives

13

Tue Nov 25   Client/Server Networking Lab Activity
Thr

Nov 27

 

Thanksgiving

14

Tue Dec 2 Ch 10 Introduction to Network Security, Managing Network Security, Data Recovery & Backup Rough Draft of Paper Due
Thr

Dec 4

Ch 11

Trends in Business Data Communication

15

Tue Dec 9   Presentations
Thr

Dec 11

 

Presentations

16

Tue

Dec 16

Final Exam

2:00 4:00 PM