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Syllabus for CSIS 2600

TTh: 1:00pm-2:20pm ELC312

Text:    Dean, Tamara.  Network+ Guide to Networks Sixth Edition.  ISBN#978-1-133-60819-6

Course Objectives:

  1. This course provides practical experience with network server concepts; researching and presenting their findings as a group to the rest of the class. In an environment that encourages collaboration and communication among peers and instructor.
  2. Ethical issues are discussed in class. Certification in an area of networking is encouraged.
  3. Analysis of business needs is necessary in designing a network that fits the requirements of the specific business.
  4. Networking technologies are constantly changing and students interested in this area must be committed to continually updating their knowledge of the industry.

This course also covers the ABET Student Learning Outcomes D and F. D) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. F) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

Course Approach:

This course is primarily a lecture course with a majority of class time spent reviewing text materials.  The text and lecture materials will serve as the major sources of information for this course.  Your responsibility as a the student is to read the text, attend class sessions, take thorough notes, complete assigned tasks, and complete all exams.  Questions are always encouraged, however, you should review the materials before requesting additional assistance.


This course prepares the student for CompTIA's broad-based, vendor-independent networking certification exam, Network+.  The student may use the Network+ certification to waive the networking Technologies exam required for Novell's CNE Certification.  Students who pass the Network+ exam before the day of the final exam for this course will receive a minimum of 90 percent on all exams for this course.  Students passing the Network+ exam are still expected to attend class and complete all course assignments, including in-class exams.

Comfortable Learning Environment:

Students with medical, psychological, learning, or other disabilities desiring academic adjustments, accommodations, or auxiliary aids will need to contact the Disability Support Center, Room 205D, Sharwan Smith Center, phone (435)865-8022.  The disability Support Center determines eligibility for and authorizes the provision of these services and aids.


Assignments 25%
Exams & Quizzes 40%
Group Project 25%
Attendance & Participation 10%


Assignments are due at the end of the day, on the date indicated on the assignment schedule (11:55pm).  Assignments turned in for grading are expected to be of highest quality.  Proper grammar usage and correct spelling are to be used at all times.  Assignments that fail to meet these standards may, at the discretion of the instructor, be returned for reworking or be given a reduced grade for substandard performance. Assignments will consist of the following:

Hands-on Projects:

These projects will be done on an individual basis and turned in individually. Only those listed on the schedule are to be turned in. All projects must be typed and clearly marked as to which Hands-On project it is. All Project write-ups must include the following:

  1. What you did
  2. What you learned
  3. How it applies to a networking professional


Group Project:

There will be one Group project that you will present at the end of the semester. Topics can be chosen from the list provided by the instructor. If your group has another topic you would like to cover, it needs to be cleared through the instructor prior to working on the topic. You will be graded in the following areas:

  1. Content (50 points)
  2. Creativity (25 points)
  3. Presentation Participation (Group Members) (25 points)
  4. Audience Involvement (25 points)
  5. Peer Evaluation (25 points)
  6. Materials used in Presentation (Submitted through Canvas Assignments)

Exams and Quizzes:

Quizzes, both announced and unannounced, can be given throughout the semester and may cover material previously discussed or to be discussed in class that day.  Students are encouraged to read and review discussion materials before class. For those who are interested in taking the certification exam associated with this class (COMPTIA Network+), 90% will be given on all in-class exams taken to those students who take and pass the certification exam prior to the last day of class in the semester.

Attendance and Participation:

Due to the time given in class to complete Hands-On and Case projects, as well as for the group project, it is encouraged that you attend class. Attendance will be taken and this will comprise 10% of your grade.

Late Work:

Late work will be accepted within two days of the announced due date.  Late work will receive an automatic grade reduction of 25%.  Late work turned in after the two day grace period will receive no credit.

Make-up Exams:

Make-up exams will be given for university-approved absences or absences pre-approved by the instructor.  Illness, unless the instructor is notified in advance of the exam period, is not considered justification for make-up exams.  Make-up exams, when given, will be at a time convenient to the instructor.  Final exams are to be taken at the designated time and place.  In extreme cases the final may be taken at a different time, however, the student must pay an early exam fee to the SUU Registrar's office and a copy of the receipt must be provided to the instructor before the exam is taken.

HEOA Compliance statement:

The sharing of copyrighted material through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, except as provided under U.S. copyright law, is prohibited by law. Detailed information can be found at http://www.suu.edu/it/p2p-student-notice.html.


In case of emergency, the University's Emergency Notification System (ENS) will be activated. Students are encouraged to maintain updated contact information using the link on the homepage of the mySUU portal. In addition, students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Emergency Response Protocols posted in each classroom. Detailed information about the University's emergency management plan can be found at http://www.suu.edu/ad/facilities/emergencyprocedures.

Academic Honesty:

    Students are expected, and encouraged to work together to solve problems and further understanding about the materials covered in the course.  However, each student is expected to submit his or her own original work for grading purposes.  Failing to do so will result in serious consequences for the student(s) involved.


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