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Reference No. 7041
FALL 200

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  Tony Magnotto
Engineering Technology Department
Office: Lanham 219
Telephone (office): 301/341-3045
Telephone (dept): 301/322-0751
Email: (include CCGP07 in subject line)
Web site:
  Monday  4:00 – 6:00
  Tuesday  4:00 – 5:00
  Wednesday  4:30 – 6:00
  Thursday  4:00 – 5:30
TEXTBOOK: Managing and Troubleshooting Networks by Mike Meyers;
McGraw-Hill, Technology Education; ISBN 0-07-225560-9.



Exams - 3 @ 150 pts   


= 450 pts (10% late penalty)

  Pop quizzes (weekly) = 100 pts (no makeups)
  Lab practicals = 250 pts (50% late penalty)
  LAN design project = 100 pts (50% late penalty)
  Attendance & participation = 50 pts
  Homework & reading = 50 pts (50% late penalty)

Exams and quizzes will consist of multiple-choice, true-false, multiple-answer, fill-in-the blanks, and short-answer questions. Labs will be graded by attendance, performance in participation and completion of lab exercises, and use of good safety practices and normal precautions in handling the equipment. Late assignments will be accepted if you have contacted the instructor beforehand concerning an absence. There will be no makeup quizzes. Missed exams may be taken if prior arrangements have been made with the instructor. Letter grades are based on the following scale:

90% and above = A 60% to 69% = D
80% to 89% = B 59% and below = F
70% to 79% = C    

CLASS TIMES: Classes are held on Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:30 PM.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to

  1. Fabricate CAT5 TIA 568-compliant straight and crossover cables
    (568A &568B terminations)
  2. Use punchdown tool to terminate CAT5 cabling at patch panel
  3. Install and configure NIC in computer
  4. Set up a peer-to-peer LAN
  5. Configure network for file sharing, drive maps, print sharing
  6. Troubleshoot network using ping, tracert, and winipcfg
  7. Design and implement subnets using IP addressing/masking
  8. Understand OSI and TCP/IP DOD model layers, protocols, and devices
  9. Understand basic network services – DHCP, ARP, DNS, NETBIOS, WINS
  10. Understand WAN technologies
  11. Understand the basics of network security and safety issues for
    data and personnel (including grounding)

Class assignments are to be submitted as a printout from a word processing application.

Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact the Dis-
ability Support Services Office (B-124) or call (301) 322-0838(voice) or
322-0122(TTY) to establish eligibility for services and accommodations.
Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.


The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the college’s function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2007-2008 Student Handbook for a complete explanation of the code of conduct, including the Code of Academic Integrity and the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.


The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle. In the pursuit of knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity. To support a community committed to academic achievement and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process. The complete text of the Code of Academic Integrity is in the 2007-2008 Student Handbook and posted on the college’s web site.


No classes  -   Labor Day - COLLEGE CLOSED Sat.-Mon., Sept.1-3  
Last day to apply for fall graduation Mon., Sep. 17  
Last day to change from “audit” to “credit” or “credit” to “audit” for full-semester classes Fri., Sep. 28  
No Classes - College Enrichment Day – CLOSED Tue., Oct. 30  
Last day to withdraw from 15-week classes Tue., Nov. 20  
No classes – Thanksgiving Break - COLLEGE CLOSED Wed.-Sun., Nov.21–25  
Final exam period/last week of classes Tue.- Mon., Dec.11-17  
No classes - Winter Break – COLLEGE CLOSED Sat.-Sun., Dec.22-Jan.6  

When the College announces a delayed opening, all classes with at least 45
minutes of class time remaining at the time of the opening will be held.
For example, in the event of a 10 a.m. opening, a 9:30-10:45 a.m. class will
be held. This procedure applies to all credit classes.


Food and drink are to be kept out of the L-214 classroom/lab. Please put cell phones in vibrate mode before class begins.

The following information is also contained in the student handbook:


Campus Bookstore                                    301-322-0912
Largo Student Center, Room 116
Learning Resources (Library) General information: - 301-322-0105
Accokeek Hall Circulation services: - 301-322-0475
  Reference services:  - 301-322-0476
The Library provides a range of library and media services. Refer to the web site for hours and more information about the services.
Student Assessment Services Center (Testing Center)                                   301-322-0147
Bladen Hall, Room 100
Check the web site for hours, policies, and procedures.
Student Development Services                                   301-322-0886
Student Development Services has various programs that provide students with mentoring, advising, and individual counseling. Call or check the website for more information.
Tutoring and Writing Centers                                   301-322-0748
Bladen Hall, Room 107 Stop by or call to make an appointment.
The Tutoring Center can help you in many courses with free one-on-one or group tutoring.The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring for all students who are working on a writing assignment in any course.


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