TCP/IP Packet Analysis

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CNS 195

       Course Name: TCP/IP Packet Analysis

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommend: CNS 105 or consent of instructor, coordinator or department chair.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

This course covers creating, administering and maintaining an information system with TCP/IP protocol (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) and utilities on computer networks, which is the basic provision of Internet services.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will learn to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills of TCP/IP and advantages on computer networks.
  2. Install and configure TCP/IP.
  3. Analyze and test of TCP/IP packet Internet Groper and IP CONFIG
  4. Identify and modify network ID and host ID
  5. Distinguish differences among IP Addressing; Classful Addressing, Device Addressing, Unicast, multicast and broadcast
  6. Identify subnet mask, subnetting, supernetting and IP routing
  7. Identify and test tools and utilities in TCP/IP
  8. 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

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• 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
www.oakton.edu/studentlife/student-handbook.pdf

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Learn what is TCP/IP and advantages on computer networks.
  2. Installation and configuration of TCP/IP.
  3. Testing of TCP/IP packet Internet Groper and IP CONFIG
  4. Identification of network ID and host ID
  5. Explanation of IP Addressing; Classful Addressing, Device Addressing, Unicast, multicast and broadcast
  6. Future direction of IP addressing
  7. Explanation of subnet mask and subnetting
  8. Explanation of supernetting and IP routing
  9. Configuration of computer to function as a dynamic IP router
  10. Implementation of TRACERT Utility to find problems
  11. Installation and configuration of DHCP database
  12. Description of services provided by NetBIOS over TCP/IP
  13. Explanation of HOSTS file solving a host name to an IP address on local and remote networks correctly
  14. Examination of WINS server and database
  15. Description, integration and troubleshooting DNS
  16. Utilization of TCP/IP utilities
  17. Installation and configuration of FTP Server
  18. Installation and configuration of TCP/IP Network Printing Service,
  19. Explanation of Simple Network Printing Support and Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
  20. Definition of Management Information Base
  21. Installation and configuration of  SNMP service
  22. Utilization of computer networks and TCP/IP utilities
  23. Installation and configuration of Private Networks, RFC1918, Network Addressing, Intranet Address Planning, Classless Addressing (CIDR) and NAT, Proxy Servers and Firewalls
  24. Explanation of Address Resolution Protocol and its responsibility in an internetworking

VII.  Methods of Instruction

The course will include lecture and lab.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Read course materials.
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

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Text: Book to be determined

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

To be determined by the specific instructor.

XI.   Other Course Information



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  • victims of sexual misconduct
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