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CMIT 105
Network Fundamentals
Syllabus

Course DescriptionCourse Objectives
Attendance PolicyMakeup Policy
Grading PolicyComputer Usage and Classroom Policies
Writing Manual 

Instructor: Professor Howard Burpee
                 Office phone: 207.956.0850
                 Email: howardburpee@ctech.smccme.edu
                 Web: http://burpee.smccME.edu

Credits: 3

Class Hours:  CMIT 105 02, Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 to 2:45
                            
Open Lab Hours: As posted for each classroom

Location: CSEC 04

Textbook: Network+ Guide to Networks 7th Ed, ISBN 9781305090941, West / Andrews, Cengage Publishing

Materials: None required

Prerequisites: Prerequisite(s): none. Corequisite(s): ENGL 050 or ENGL 075 and MATH 050

Course Description:

This course gives students the technical skills and industry know-how required to install, configure, and troubleshoot computer networks. Topics include the OSI Model, TCP/IP, Ethernet, topologies, hardware, network design, wireless transmission, and security concepts. The course teaches toward the CompTIA's Network+ N10-005 certification exam.

Course Objectives:

After successfully completing the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with, and write clearly for a wide range of audiences.

  2. Produce technical documentation responsive to an identified computing scenario.

  3. Use documentation or a knowledge base to resolve a technical challenge in an identified computing scenario.

  4. Analyze the fundamentals of network topologies

  5. Describe the physical layers of networks

  6. Identify the components of interconnecting networks

  7. Describe the TCP/IP layers

  8. Apply the fundamentals of routers

  9. Apply the fundamentals of switches

  10. Troubleshoot analyze computer networks

  11. Identify the fundamentals of Network Security

Grading Policy:

Attendance Policy:

Regular and prompt attendance is required. Excessive lateness and absences will affect the final course grade.

  • More than six absences throughout the semester = -10 points
     
  • Six or more consecutive absences throughout the semester = Academic Failure
     
  • Two lates = 1 absence

Makeup Policy:

  • If for any reason a student is absent from a class, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain the lecture notes from another student and to immediately schedule with the instructor a makeup time for any missed in-class assignments.
     
  • All assignments that are submitted or completed after the scheduled time and date shall receive a five point (5%) grade reduction for each day they are late.  Only business days count for this penalty, therefore an assignment must be made up within four weeks of the due date to receive any credit at all for the assignment.
     
    • The only exception to the above late submission policy is that Tests
      must be made up before the second class period after the quiz date (within one week), but are still subject to the five points per day late penalty.
       
  • There is no such thing as an excused absence. In extraordinary circumstances, as in cases of valid and urgent medical or personal emergency, a modification of this policy, at the discretion of the instructor, may be possible.
     
  • If a student is able to identify, in advance, a particular day that they shall be unable to attend a class, and if the student emails the instructor at least one week in advance of the day they shall be absent, a modification of this will take effect.

Classroom and Computer Use Policies:

  • All students are expected to be familiar with the IT Dept. classroom policies and SMCC policies as published in the SMCC Student Handbook and posted here.
     
  • Students, when sending an email to the instructor, must use an email client that displays their real name in the “From” field. All emails to the instructor that are related to this course must be sent to howardburpee@ctech.smccme.edu.
     
  • Computer monitors at the workstations must be turned off during the lecture portion of the class. 
     
  • Cell phones should be put in silent / vibrate mode and must never be used for any purpose during any lectures or task / lab assignments.
     
  • The use of a laptop, netbook, or tablet as a note taking device is permitted during lectures, according to the following parameters:
    • The network connection on the device must be disabled.
    • The device should only be used for notetaking and no other purpose during a lecture.
       
     

         NOTE: Failure to follow these classroom and computer usage policies may result in a grade penalty.

 


Course content and course requirements are subject to change without notice.

 

Tutoring:
At any time during the semester, if you experience any difficulty with the course material or feel that you could be performing at a higher level, please consult with your instructor.

To schedule time with a tutor for any course, register with the Academic Achievement Center on the second floor of the Campus Center.

Course Accommodations:
If you have a disabling condition and wish to request accommodations in order to have reasonable access to the programs and services offered by SMCC, you must register with the Disability Services Coordinator, Sandra Lynham, who can be reached at 741-5923.

Further information about services for students with disabilities and the accommodation process is available upon request at this number. Course policies about online testing are modified to suit each individual’s accommodations.
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Nondiscrimination Statement:
Southern Maine Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and employer. For more information, please call 207-741-5798.

If you have a disabling condition and wish to request accommodations in order to have reasonable access to the programs and services offered by SMCC, you must register with the Disability Services Coordinator, Sandra Lynham, who can be reached at 741-5923. Further information about services for students with disabilities and the accommodation process is available upon request at this number. Course policies about online testing are modified to suit each individual’s accommodations.
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