CIT 112

Network+ Certification Preparation

Scott Beckstrand Phone: 651-4464 Office: 2659B Email: scott.beckstrand@csn.edu
Office Hours Mail Sort Code: CYA Meeting Times - N/A Course Objectives

Required: Network Pro 978-1-935080-43-5, Key Ordering Information
Recommended: Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Michael Meyers, McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 5th edition, 978-0-071789-22-6
All Sections Through Complete By
Section 5 Oct 15
Section 10 Dec 06

This course will prepare you to take and pass the CompTIA Network+ test. The course consists of videos, lessons, labs, short exams and a final. All labs, exams and the final are provided in LabSim. Please note the table above for required due dates for the LabSim sections labs and exams. All due times are end of day on the day shown. If you complete the first group before the mid-semester deadline, you can continue to work on the following sections.  You may repeat the labs and exams as many times as you desire, but must have at least an 80% score to receive credit.  In other words, if you score 80% or above you will get points toward your grade.  The Final test (single attempt, two hour time limit) in LabSim will become available on December 07 and must be taken no later than 6:00pm on  December 13th. Please contact me if you have any questions.   

The course objectives are the CompTIA objectives for the current Network+ certification exam.  While one outcome for the class is to be able to meet the objectives provided by CompTIA, certification is the main goal.  It is expected that students passing the class will be able to take and pass the appropriate certification test, the probability being related to the final grade received.

This syllabus is subject to change as deemed appropriate by the instructor with advance notification. 

No exceptions can or will be made on the deadlines except due to catastrophic circumstances 

Please note:

  1. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase the correct LabSim access code. Failure to purchase and use the correct code will result in a F grade.
  2. Class content and material is accessed through Canvas at the following address: https://csn.instructure.com/login and in LabSim.
  3. Please read the Orientation document and review the contents of the IMPORTANT INFORMATION folder
  4. When accessing the Final, once you select it, the time starts. Do not start (select) the Final until you are ready. Be aware of the amount of time given.
  5. Please let me know if there are any invalid or incorrect links. 
  6. Please contact me first if you have any concerns about this course or me. If I cannot resolve your issue, please contact the CIT department office at 651-4660 and speak to the department chairperson. You will remain anonymous and all communications will be strictly confidential. Please DO NOT wait till the last minute to make your concerns known to me or to the department chairperson.

I am not able to Withdrawal students. If you need to withdrawal please contact the registration office. I do not grant Incomplete grades except under very extraordinary circumstances.


Your grade will be determined as follows:

Exams 40%
Labs 40%
Final 20%

Percentage Range Grade Percentage Range Grade Percentage Range Grade
94-100 A 90-93 A- 87-89 B+
84-86 B 80-83 B- 77-79 C+
74-76 C 70-73 C- 67-69 D+
64-66 D 60-63 D- <60 F

You are expected to complete your own work in this class. Cheating on exams or lab exercises is not fair to students who are honestly studying. Cheating is also subject to penalties listed in the CSN Student Academic Integrity Policy. Please be familiar with this policy. Please make yourself familiar with the College’s Student Academic Integrity Policy (http://www.csn.edu/studentacademicintegrity).

If you have a documented disability that may require assistance, you will need to contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for coordination of your academic accommodations. The DRC is located in Student Services on each campus. The phone numbers for each DRC office are: West Charleston 651-5089, Cheyenne 651-4045, and Henderson 651-3086.

Students’ rights and responsibilities pertaining to CSN policies and services are found in the College Catalog and on the CSN website http://www.csn.edu/pages/660.asp

College Library Services offers ongoing research workshops throughout the semester. Bring your topic or assignment to one of the workshops on the basics of locating and citing quality information and receive indepth assistance with a librarian. Check out the schedule at www.csn.edu/LibraryWorkshops or call 651-5729 for more information.”

Note:
This course fulfills the computation component for related instruction for the certificate of achievement in networking. This component will be fulfilled in the section dealing with IP Addressing. In this section, students will learn:
1. How to convert decimal values to binary values and binary to decimal
2. How to look at an IP address and divide it between its host and network sections
3. How to determine the class of IP address by looking at its network value
4. How to correctly subnet an IP address after determining its class