"Fundmental concepts of Local Area Network architecture and protocols. Emphasis on basic concepts needed to design, configure, and implement Local Area Networks. Emphasis on the evolution of Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, ATM and wireless LANs (WiFi)."
Local Area Networks
Who should take this class - CIS 67A
Anyone who is interested in the basic concepts of computer networking and in particular with Local Area Networks. This is not a course in the Internet or in internetworking although the basic concepts covered in this course are the basis for understanding complex networking including Wide Area Networks (WANs).
Topics - The class will cover the the following topics:
- Local Area Networks
- Wireless LANs (WiFi)
- LAN Models
- LAN Applications
- OSI Model
- IEEE LAN Standards
- Data Transmission
- Transmission Media
- Error Detection
- LAN Topologies
- Error COntrol
- Flow Control
- Medium Access Methods
- Logical Link COntrol (LLC)
- Fast Ethernet
- Gigabit Ethernet
- LAN Performance
- Routing and Switching
- Network Management
Prerequisites - It is strongly advised that students have taken CIS 66 or the equivalent or have equivalent experience.
HELP - Who'ya Gonna Call?
Instructor: Howard Pomerantz, Ph.D.
I am here to help you learn. This is a team
effort so please feel free to call
or email mail me any time. I am always happy to speak with you and answer
Section: CIS 67A
Time: Wednesday evening from 6:00 P.M. - 9:40 P.M. (1800 - 2140)
Students should not miss more than one class during the quarter. More
than one absence may result in the lowering of the final grade up to one grade level unless the student makes special arrangements with the instructor prior to the absence. Attendance is mandatory. Attendance will be taken.
Students are NOT dropped by
- Typically one written assignment every two weeks
- There will be weekly reading assignments from the textbooks.
- YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL ASSIGNMENTS.
- Assignments account for ~20% of your final grade
- You must EMAIL your assignment to the professor BEFORE class begins.
- No more than ONE late assignment is accepted without penality. Other late assignments must be turned in but you will receive no credit. No excuses, don't even bother.
- A late assignment must be turned in within one week of the due date.
- Late or incomplete assignments will lower your grade.
- Assignments: Failure to complete all assignments may result in a
final grade of F.
- You must turn in ALL course work.
Submitting Assignments for
Instructions for submitting your assignments : Assignments
Course Web Site
Course Web Site: CIS 67A Web Site
- Do all your course work on your own.
- Do experiment and have fun.
- Help each other by answering questions but DO NOT share code.
- Do your own programming/coding
- Do NOT Cheat
- "Cheating is the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for academic work through the use of dishonest, deceptive or fraudulent means." - De Anza Student Handbook
- Plagiarism is NOT tolerated and will result in an F in the course. No second chances. Don't even ask.
- Plagiarism is representing the work of someone else as your own. - De Anza Student Handbook
- De Anza Policy on Academic Cheating and Plagiarism - De Anza Student Handbook
- This comes from a CSU Handbook and is a good rule:
- "In all circumstances it is acceptable to discuss the meaning of assignments and general approaches and strategies for handling those assignments with other members of the Academic Community. Any cooperation beyond that point, including shared pseudocode or flowcharts, shared code, or shared documentation," . . .or using any line(s) of code or text that you did not write by yourself" is NOT acceptable in this course.
- Midterm Exam: Approximately 40%
- Final Exam (comprehensive): Approximately 40%
- Assignments: Approximately 20%
- Class Participation can help raise your grade by as much as 10%
How to calculate your GPA:
- Courses are given a letter grade or non-letter grades such as P/NP (Pass/No Pass), W for Withdrawal, and I for Incomplete
- Non-letter grades do not influence the GPA
- Letter grades are given the following point values:
Note the absence of a C- grade and the fact that an A+, though available, has the same 4.0 grade point multiplier as the A grade.
* Each course has a specific unit value. For example, most GE classes at De Anza are four units, most math and science classes are five units, while many PE and CAOS classes range from .5 to 3 units. To obtain your GPA, divide the total grade points by the total letter grade units.
Overall GPA = Total Grade Points / Total Letter Grade Units
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