CCCOnline LogoCourse Snapshot for CNG124 - Networking I: Network+

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Course Competencies

The competencies you will demonstrate in this course are as follows:

  1. Recognize the logical and physical network topologies.
  2. Specify the main features of 802.2 (LLC), 802.3 (Ethernet), 802.5 (token ring), 802.11b (wireless) and FDDI networking topologies.
  3. Specify the characteristics of media types and connectors.
  4. Choose the appropriate media type and connectors to add a client to an existing network.
  5. Identify the purpose, features and functions of network components.
  6. Understand and identify a MAC address.
  7. Differentiate between network protocols in terms of routing, addressing schemes, interoperability and naming conventions.
  8. Identify the OSI layers at which each network component operates.
  9. Define the purpose, function and/or use of the protocols within TCP/IP.
  10. Define the function of TCP/UDP ports. Identify well-known ports.
  11. Identify the purpose of network services (e.g. DHCP/bootp, DNS, NAT/ICS, WINS, and SNMP).
  12. (IX, X, XI)
  13. Identify IP addresses (Ipv4, Ipv6) and their default subnet masks.
  14. Identify the purpose of subnetting and default gateways.
  15. Identify the differences between public vs. private networks.
  16. Identify the basic characteristics (e.g., speed, capacity, media) of WAN technologies (e.g. Packet switching vs. circuit switching, ISDN, FDDI, ATM, Frame Relay).
  17. Identify security protocols and describe their purpose and function.
  18. Define the function of remote access protocols and services.

Module Outcomes Mapped to Competencies

Module 1
  Outcomes Competencies
1 Describe essential part of a computer or mobile device. II 
2 Describe hardware, software, and firmware.  II, IV
3 Describe the COMPTIA six-step troubleshooting theory.   I
4 Describe BIOS/UEFI configuration.  IV, V
5 Describe flash upgrade BIOS.   IV, V
6 Outline BIOS/UEFI diagnostics.   IV, V
7 Describe ATX, ITX, and smaller sizes. II, III
8 Identify expansion slot types. II, III
9 Describe RAM, CPU, and chipset sockets. II, III
Module 2
  Outcomes Competencies
1 Describe memory upgrade considerations.  II
2 Identify RAM, SO-DIMM vs. DIMM  II
3 Describe installing memory.  II
4 Describe installing video cards.  II
5 Describe installing network cards.  II
6 Describe installing USB cards.  II
7 Describe optical drive features and capacities. II
8 Identify magnetic hard disk drives. II
9 Identify flash drives, SSD, and hot swappable drives. II
Module 3
  Outcomes Competencies
1 Describe processor characteristics. II
2 Describe socket types.  II
3 Describe CPU installation and cooling. II
4 Describe rear panel port clusters.  II
5 Describe USB, FireWire (IEEE 1394), SATA and eSATA. II
6 Identify video, audio, and PS/2 interfaces.  II
7 Identify custom PC configurations and onboard components. II
8 Describe installing power supplies, input/output devices. II
9 Identify display types and settings and features. II
Module 4
  Outcomes Competencies
1  Define laser printers, inkjet, thermal, impact, and virtual printers. II, VI 
2  Describe installing and configuring your printer or multifunction device. II, VI
3  Describe maintaining data privacy.  V
4  Identify network cable and connector types and characteristics.  II, VIII
5  Describe TCP and UDP ports and protocols.  V, VII
6  Describe WiFi network and encryption standards.  VIII
7 Identify internet and network connection types. V, VII
8 Describe installing, replacing, displaying, and configuring laptop components. II, III
9 Identify characteristics of other mobile devices. III
10 Describe accessories and ports used by other mobile devices. II
11 Describe troubleshooting motherboard, RAM, CPU, and power issues. II, III
12 Describe troubleshooting hard drives and RAID arrays. II, III
13 Describe troubleshooting video, networks and printers. II, III
Module 5
  Outcomes Competencies
1 Describe differences between Windows versions and file systems. 
2 Describe boot methods, partitioning and installation types.  IV, V 
3 Describe configuring Windows during/after installation. 
4 Describe Admin and Command-Line tools.
5 Describe Task Manager and MSCONFIG. 
6 Describe System Utilities and Control Panel. 
7 Describe domain setups, Admin and Network Shares. V, VII
8 Describe printer sharing versus network printer mapping V, VI
9 Describe establish networking, proxy settings, and firewall settings. V, VII
10 Describe network card properties. VII

Course Time Commitment and Expectations

The semester schedule for this course may be 15 weeks or 10 weeks in duration. Based on the course format, this table shows the approximate amount of time you should plan to spend per week on this course. This includes time to read/listen to the online content, participate in discussion forums, complete all assignments, and study the course material.

For accelerated courses, the amount of time required per week is greater. Note that regardless of course format, the course material is the same and all course competencies, module outcomes, and assignments will be covered.

Course Activity Hours and Student Learning Hours
Course Credit Hours Course Format (Duration) Pace Relative to a 15 Week Course Course Activity Hours Student Learning Hours Per Week
4 15 Weeks - 180 11.5 to 12.5
4 10 Weeks 1.5x faster 180 17 to 19

Aside from typical reading assignments, this course has the following (Please Note: This list is subject to change based on the discretion of the instructor facilitating this course.):

Summary of Grading
Assignment Points Percentage
Discussions (10 @ 30 points each) 300 30%
Quizzes (14 @ 10 points each) 140 14%
Labs (14 chapters @ 25 points per chapter) 350 35%
Capstone - uCertify Certification Practice Exam 210 21%
TOTAL 1000 100%


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