Network Maintenance & Troubleshooting 2
Courses: EEV 0556
Office Hours: TBA, in Room 6360
Course Description:This course is a hands-on course designed to provide the student with extensive practical experience of installing, maintaining and repairing microcomputer networks. Emphasis will be on complex heterogenous client/server networks. Students will configure multiple types of network cabling, hubs, network interface cards, and workstations, and network operating systems software and hardware tools will be used and evaluated in class. Preventative maintenance, upgrades, system diagnostics, configuration, power protection, and the management, sharing and optimization of network resources such as drives, printers and output devices will be examined in detail.
Coverage: Students will learn the concepts and terminology of computer networking including: networking paradigms, physical scopes, physical and logical topologies, and the associated engineering aspects of implementing all of these phases of networks. The student will become thoroughly familiar with the ISO OSI model including all layers and their implementation in legacy and modern networks. The student will install and configure network equipment including: network interface cards, UTP cabling, RG-58 cabling, hubs, switches, bridges and routers. The students will learn the structure, function, implementation and configuration of the following protocol suites: IPX/SPX and TCP/IP. Students will learn to:
Course Skills & Objectives: Students shall learn the general concepts of computer networking including the ISO OSI model; how to install and configure network support for MS-DOS, Windows 9x/ME, and Windows NT/2000/XP; perform advanced maintenance and servicing of networked client computers; develop troubleshooting skills; learn to use tools and software; download drivers and obtain tech support on the Internet; complete a Technical Notebook.
Textbooks (required) :
Required: Toolkit; Anti-static (ESD) wrist strap; 10 diskettes; blank CDR; email account; and 3-Ring Notebook with 8+ dividers and storage for CDROMs and diskettes.
Technical Notebook: Students are required to compile a Technical Notebook containing DOS and Windows boot diskettes; tool list; computers and network hardware data sheets; ISO OSI Model; individual layers concepts; individual layers implementations and specifications; network implementation and installation guidelines; and a Glossary.
Grading Scale: Grades are based upon the following: A=90-100% B=80-89% C=70-79% D=60-69% F=59% and below
PSAV Students: Students enrolled in EEV 0701 are required to complete 35 hours of additional computer assignments and exercises in the Campus Computer Courtyard, the Homestead Workshop, or at an approved alternate location. Assignments shall constitute 5% of the total grade.
Class Grade Computation: The final grade for the class will be based on the following:
II. Grades: College policy for dropping a course is followed: if you do not drop a failing course, you will receive an F instead of a W. To receive an Incomplete instead of an F, a student must (a) have an acceptable excuse; (b) be passing the Course; (c) make written arrangements prior to the Final Exam; and (d) complete the missing work outside of class (an Incomplete does not entitle the Student to re-take the course).
III. Conduct: Students are expected to conduct themselves responsibly and professionally, to participate in lab work and class discussions, complete the Reading Assignments, and assist classmates with acquiring skills.
IV. Electronic Communication: All forms of electronic communication devices must be turned OFF prior to the start of each class. Interruptions caused by cellular telephones or beepers are considered obnoxious and will not be tolerated at all. The first infraction will result in an immediate loss of 10pts = 1 LETTER GRADE. Repeated infractions will result in a meeting with the department chairperson or Dean for the purposes of expulsion from the class.