ENT 189     NETWORK  HARDWARE  SYLLABUS- Course Schedule
Class Date Topic Reading Assignment Lab Practical EXAM
Week 1 Number systems (decimal, binary, hexadecimal) Handouts- from Instructor Select Lab Partner  
Week 2 OSI Model Layers, Topology, layer 1 hardware Ch1 p.3 -19, Ch2 p.43- 54 Start Lab #1  
Week 3 Data Link Layer 2 protocols & devices- switches Ch1 p.27- 39,Ch2 p.55-60 #1- Cat 5 Cabling  
Week 4 Network Layer 3 protocols & devices- routers Ch2 p.60- 70, handouts    
Week 5 Begin IP Addressing, review practice exam Begin Ch 3, handouts #2- Punchdown  
Week 6 EXAM #1 ,   finish lab #2 Ch3 p.71- 84, handouts Finish lab #2 #1
Week 7 IP addressing, subnets, masks Ch3 p.85- 97, handouts Lab Project Issued  
Week 8 TCP/IP Model, IP routing, Layer 4 protocols Subnets Class B Ch3 p.97- 99, handouts Work on LAN Design Project  
Week 9 IP subnet design, Application layers- FTP, Telnet, POP3 Ch3 p.88- 93 and  p.111- 124, handouts Preliminary Project Design Evaluated  
Week 10 Testing network connectivity- PING, TRACERT. Utilities WINIPCFG, NETSTAT, DNS, NETBEUI Ch3 p. 100- 110,handouts #3- LAN Lab L116 LAN Utilities  
Week 11 Install TCP/IP, configure NIC, est. network oper. Ch4 p. 125- 160,handouts #4- LAN Lab L116 Sharing, mapping.   Final Design Project Due  
Week 12 WAN technologies and protocols,   EXAM #2 Ch5 p.161- 180,handouts   #2
Week 13 Network security, troubleshooting, implementation  Ch6 p. 183- 206, 209- 211    
  Environment, peripherals, UPS, EMC & grounding Ch8 p.259- 280, handouts #5- Config LAN   
Weeks 14,15 EXAM #3  Date set in class. No separate FINAL ALL  coursework due   #3