TCP/IP Packet Analysis
I. Course Prefix/Number: CNS 195
Course Name: TCP/IP Packet Analysis
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course the student will learn to
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills of TCP/IP and advantages on computer networks.
- Install and configure TCP/IP.
- Analyze and test of TCP/IP packet Internet Groper and IP CONFIG
- Identify and modify network ID and host ID
- Distinguish differences among IP Addressing; Classful Addressing, Device Addressing, Unicast, multicast and broadcast
- Identify subnet mask, subnetting, supernetting and IP routing
- Identify and test tools and utilities in TCP/IP
- Install and configure Private Networks, RFC1918, Network Addressing, Intranet Address Planning, Classless Addressing (CIDR) and NAT, Proxy Servers and Firewalls
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- Learn what is TCP/IP and advantages on computer networks.
- Installation and configuration of TCP/IP.
- Testing of TCP/IP packet Internet Groper and IP CONFIG
- Identification of network ID and host ID
- Explanation of IP Addressing; Classful Addressing, Device Addressing, Unicast, multicast and broadcast
- Future direction of IP addressing
- Explanation of subnet mask and subnetting
- Explanation of supernetting and IP routing
- Configuration of computer to function as a dynamic IP router
- Implementation of TRACERT Utility to find problems
- Installation and configuration of DHCP database
- Description of services provided by NetBIOS over TCP/IP
- Explanation of HOSTS file solving a host name to an IP address on local and remote networks correctly
- Examination of WINS server and database
- Description, integration and troubleshooting DNS
- Utilization of TCP/IP utilities
- Installation and configuration of FTP Server
- Installation and configuration of TCP/IP Network Printing Service,
- Explanation of Simple Network Printing Support and Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
- Definition of Management Information Base
- Installation and configuration of SNMP service
- Utilization of computer networks and TCP/IP utilities
- Installation and configuration of Private Networks, RFC1918, Network Addressing, Intranet Address Planning, Classless Addressing (CIDR) and NAT, Proxy Servers and Firewalls
- Explanation of Address Resolution Protocol and its responsibility in an internetworking
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Attend and participate in class lecture and lab.
Complete required assignments, exercises, quizzes, and exams.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
IX. Instructional Materials
Text: Book to be determined
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.
Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.
For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.