Network Fundamentals

Spring 2009 Pierre Thiry and Sam Bowne

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CRN 38600 - 01/13-03/10  Tue & Thur 6 - 9 pm  Cloud 218

Catalog Description

Architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Use of the OSI and TCP layered models to examine protocols and services. IP addressing and subnetting. Fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. First course of the Cisco Networking Academy Exploration series preparing for the CCNA Certification.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Examine the importance of data networks and the Internet in supporting business communications and everyday activities
  2. Summarize how communication is accomplished in data networks and across the Internet
  3. Deduce the layers of communications in data networks through analysis of network protocol models
  4. Examine the role of protocols in data networks
  5. Evaluate the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks
  6. Differentiate the devices and services that are used to support communications across an Internetwork
  7. Compare and contrqast the protocols and services operating at the application layer in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and examine how this layer operates in sample networks
  8. Analyze the operations and features of the transport layer protocols and services
  9. Analyze the operations and features of the network layer protocols and services and explain the fundamental concepts of routing
  10. Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements
  11. Interpret the operation of protocols at the OSI data link layer and examine how they support communications
  12. Inspect the physical layer protocols and services supporting communications across data networks
  13. Distinguish fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operation
  14. Choose basic cabling and network designs to connect devices in accordance with stated objectives
  15. Experiment with Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI) to perform basic router and switch configuration


Ch 1a: Quality of service - Wikipedia
Ch 4a: Trivial File Transfer Protocol - Wikipedia
Ch 4b: Sorcerer\'s Apprentice Syndrome
Ch 7a: Sniffing Switched Ethernet (pdf) -- No Collisions
Ch 9a: Addressing in 802.11 Frames
Ch 9b: 802.11 Wireless Networks - The Four Address Fields
Ch 9c: Carrier sense multiple access is a protocol
Ch 9d: Wireless Distribution System - Wikipedia
Ch 9e: Configuring the Wireless Distribution System (WDS)
Ch 9f: IEEE 802.3 - Wikipedia,
Ch 9g: RFC 3330 (rfc3330) - Special-Use IPv4 Addresses
Ch 9h: Ethernet Type/Length Field Explained
Ch 9i: Very simple explanation of the Type/Length Field
Ch 10a: Song lyrics to remember Ethernet T588A pinout
Ch 10b: Ethernet Cable - Color Coding Diagram

IP Subnet Calculator
Deobfuscating Cisco IOS Passwords - CT3
Online Cisco VPN GroupPwd Decryption
Ch 1a: Quality of service - Wikipedia
PuTTY: a free telnet/ssh client
Routing Cheat Sheets -
Home lab: CCNA / CCNP Home Lab Tutorial: Assembling Your Cisco Home Lab
Home Lab 2: CCNA Home Lab Equipment ? - CertForums
Home Lab 3: Passing The CCNA and CCNP: Home Lab Shopping On Ebay
Subnetting without the Binary Headache!
Ch 5a: MTU And The \"Don\'t Fragment\"-Bit
Cisco Binary Game
Ch 6a: Using Hexadecimal URLs
Ch 9j: Adjusting the ARP Cache duration in Windows
Lab TFTP Server
How a single typo erases the IOS on a Cisco router
Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco 2600 and 2800 Series Routers - Cisco Systems
Ch 4c: TCP Checksum Calculation and the TCP \\\"Pseudo Header\\\"
IP addressing history - Wikipedia
Show Command Section Filter [Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.3 T] - Cisco Systems
Configuring Secure Shell on Routers and Switches Running Cisco IOS - Cisco Systems
Recovering a Router with the Password Recovery Service Disabled

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