NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Networking Basics

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Networking Basics
    B. Course Number: CS 213N - 10044
    C. Semester: Spring 2018
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Shook, Angila
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 232
    H. Email Address: AShook@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2658
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 10:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 10:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    If you need a different time, please contact me to setup an appointment.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is designed to provide a baseline knowledge for success in the CIS industry as well as prepare students for networking certifications including CCENT, Network +, MCP, and CCNA. Students are exposed to industry topics such as cable installation and management, networking standards, wireless connectivity, and routing protocols. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    The target audience is undergraduate students majoring or concentrating in information systems. Transferability is based on target institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Network+ Guide to Networks
    Author(s): Dean, Tamara
    ISBN: 1-305-09094-2
    ISBN-13: 978-1-305-09094-1
    Edition / Copyright: 7TH 16 - Current Edition
    Publisher: Cengage Learning
    Book Type: Paperback


    Access Key:
    TestOut Network Pro
    ISBN: 978-1-935080-43-5

    Suggested:

    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Assessment (AS)

    The chapter quizzes are designed to make sure you stay current in reading each chapter of the required textbook as the semester progresses. Each quiz consists of 10 True/False questions or Multiple Choice questions with each being worth 2 points. This makes each quiz worth a total of 10 points. I will drop the lowest two quiz scores making your quiz total 220 points.  As a result, you may not make up a missed quiz. All quizzes are available at the beginning of the semester, and they need to be completed by the due date/time specified in the course schedule. All times are assumed to be Hobbs, NM time. I encourage you to work ahead to avoid scheduling and technology issues. Each quiz is limited in time to 10 minutes.

    Discussion Board (DB)

    There will be several Discussion Board (DBs) throughout the semester. Periodically you will be asked to respond to a discussion board topic. For each DB topics, you need to make sure at a minimum of two meaningful contributions before the due date/time. Review the rubric attached to the discussion boards to know how posts are evaluated.

    There is also an Assessment(Pre-Test) and Assessment(Post-Test) that are worth 5 points each and are part of your DB score. These are designed to assess your incoming knowledge and the degree of improvement at the end of the course. Regardless of your performance, you will receive 5 points for each assuming you attempt each one.

    Exams

    There are two exams in the course: a midterm and the final. The midterm content comes from the required text through concepts that are reinforced for the TestOut software. If may consist of multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions, and it will be proctored.

    The final exam will be in the TestOut environment and will be proctored. It will be the Network Pro certification exam. The score will be converted to the 400 points the final exam is worth.

     

    The weights for each of these class components are shown in the table below.

    Assignment

    Learning Outcome

    Objective

    Weight

    Your Score

    Assessments (drop lowest 2)

     

    220

     

    AS0

     

    20

     

    AS1

     

    20

     

    AS2

     

    20

     

    AS3

     

    20

     

    AS4

     

    20

     

    AS5

     

    20

     

    AS6

     

    20

     

    AS7

     

    20

     

    AS8

     

    20

     

    AS9

     

    20

     

    AS11

     

    20

     

    AS12

     

    20

     

    Assignment Total

     

    340

     

    HW0

     

    20

     

    HW1

     

    20

     

    HW2

     

    20

                                   

    HW3

     

    20

     

    HW4

     

    20

     

    HW5

     

    20

     

    HW6

     

    20

     

    HW7

     

    20

     

    HW8

     

    20

     

    HW9

     

    20

     

    HW10

     

    20

     

    HW11

     

    20

     

    HW12

     

    20

     

    HW13

     

    20

     

    HW14

     

    20

     

    HW15

     

    20

     

    HW16

     

    20

     

    Participation Total

     

    100

     

    Assessment (PreTest)

     

    5

     

    DB1

     

    15

     

    DB2

     

    15

     

    DB3

     

    15

     

    DB4

     

    15

     

    DB5

     

    15

     

    DB6

     

    15

     

    Assessment(PostTest)

     

    5

     

    Mid-Term (Proctored)

     

    300

     

    Final Exam (Proctored)

     

    400

     

    Course Total

     

    1360

     

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The objective of the Computer Information Systems program is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the computer industry. Students who successfully complete the program should be able to configure and maintain a personal computer, utilize application and system software, and one of the following dependent on the emphasis area: design and implement software on various platforms or configure and maintain a network.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course is an introduction to technologies, terminology, and skills used in the world of data networking. Emphasis is on practical applications of networking and computer technology to real-world problems. Prepares students for entry-level jobs as a networking technician and prepares them for learning more advanced topics in networking.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by TBA. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE

    This section will be updated prior to the first day of class.