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This course is using Moodle for course discussion, exams, and assignment posting. Be sure to login into the LT moodle and select the course you are registered for.


See the moodle course for instructor contact information.

Text and Materials

Uyless Black
Sams Networking in 24 hours
4th Edition
ISBN 13: 978-0-7686-8576-3

For assignment 4, you will need the following items:

Many times, these items can be borrowed from friends and family that build their own networks. These can be purchased online and locally at Frys, RadioShack, etc. One example on amazon sales for $38 + shipping and handling. The instructor will post to the moodle if there are other sources for the materials.

The materials will also be available in the LT ECRL. Phone ahead to ensure that the lab is open and the materials are available.

Course Description

Study of computer networks used in support of education and training. Includes topics in network topologies, wiring, administration, risk management, and disaster recovery. Special emphasis is placed on the application of network technologies to K-12 educational environments, higher education, and the training environments of business, industry and the military.

Course Requirements

There will be assigned homework problems, quizs, and readings. Projects will require the students to spend time at the computer. To plan a minimum of six to nine hours a week of outside preparation is a safe time allocation for successfully completing this course.

Server Space

The course will be using classes.lt.unt.edu for assignment upload and presentation. The instructor will provide additional details on using the server.

If you have problems getting to the classes.lt.unt.edu page check the following solutions depending on your browser Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Course Topics and Objectives

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer networks including logical and physical methods (i.e. TCP/IP and Ethernet).
  2. Describe the functions of concentrators, switches, and routers in a network.
  3. Explain the design considerations in the design of a network architecture appropriate for an organization such as a school district, community college, or university.
  4. Describe threats to network security. Identify policies that enhance network security. Demonstrate administrative procedures to safeguard the integrity of network resources.
  5. Describe available management tools. Explain their role in network management.
  6. Describe available wireless network technology.
  7. Describe methods and techniques for data backup and recovery. Explain why these steps are important.


A total of 100 points for the course will be allocated as follows

4 Quizs 40 points
5 Assignments with Discussion 60 points
Total100 points

Letter grades will be the higher grade resulting from the following two standards:

>=90ATop 10%A
>=80<90BNext 20%B
>=70<80CNext 40%C
>=60<70DNext 20%D
<=59FLast 10%F

Homework and Assignments

Meeting Information

The instructor will schedule online sessions as needed during the course. The meetings are optional. Recordings of meetings will be made available when possible. The course will be using Adobe Connect Pro and there is a short tutorial available on its use.

Class Attendance

Participation and punctuality are professional behaviors expected. Educational or Instructional technology is not "doing computer projects" - it is much more. Hence, you need to be involved in class discussions and learning activities. Student may be dropped from the course, with notice from the instructor, due to lack of particpation or non-attendance online.

Due dates, for all assigned materials, will be announced in advance. Changes, on the assignment's requirements or due dates may be announced at later dates, in class forums, therefore reading the class forums is required. It is the student's responsibility to keep up with these updates and to have all assignments ready on time.


Academic Dishonesty and Integrity

Refer to the UNT Student Rights and Responsibilities Academic Dishonesty and Integrity. These include:

You are encouraged to become familiar with the University's Policy of Academic dishonesty found in the Student Handbook.

ADA Policy

The University of North Texas is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of federal equal opportunity legislation; reference Public Law 92-112 - The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. With the passage of new federal legislation entitled Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), pursuant to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, there is renewed focus on providing this population with the same opportunities enjoyed by all citizens.

As a faculty member, I am required by law to provide "reasonable accommodations" to students with disabilities, so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Student responsibility primarily rests with informing faculty of their need for accommodation and in providing authorized documentation through designated administrative channels. Information regarding specific diagnostic criteria and policies for obtaining academic accommodations can be found here. Also, you may visit the Office of Disability Accommodation in the University Union (room 321) or call them at (940) 565-4323.

Add/Drop Policy

Refer to the UNT Office of the Registrar concerning Add/Drop Periods for this semester.

Important Notice for F-1 Students taking Distance Education Courses

Federal Regulation

To read detailed Immigration and Customs Enforcement regulations for F-1 students taking online courses, please go to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations website. The specific portion concerning distance education courses is located at "Title 8 CFR 214.2 Paragraph (f)(6)(i)(G)" and can be found buried within this document: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cgi?TITLE=8&PART=214&SECTION=2&TYPE=TEXT

The paragraph reads:
(G) For F-1 students enrolled in classes for credit or classroom hours, no more than the equivalent of one class or three credits per session, term, semester, trimester, or quarter may be counted toward the full course of study requirement if the class is taken on-line or through distance education and does not require the student's physical attendance for classes, examination or other purposes integral to completion of the class. An on-line or distance education course is a course that is offered principally through the use of television, audio, or computer transmission including open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, or satellite, audio conferencing, or computer conferencing. If the F-1 student's course of study is in a language study program, no on-line or distance education classes may be considered to count toward a student's full course of study requirement.

University of North Texas Compliance

An F-1 visa holder within the United States may need to engage in an on-campus experiential component for this course to maintain compliance.

It is the student's responsibility to do the following:

  1. Submit a written request to the instructor for an on-campus experiential component within one week of the start of the course.
  2. Ensure that the activity on campus takes place and the instructor documents it in writing with a notice sent to the International Student and Scholar Services Office using appropriate ISSS form available.

Because the decision may have serious immigration consequences, if an F-1 student is unsure about his or her need to participate in an on-campus experiential component for this course, s/he should contact the UNT International Student and Scholar Services Office (telephone 940-565-2195 or email internationaladvising@unt.edu) to get clarification before the one-week deadline.

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