Internet Protocol Internetworking

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CNS 107

       Course Name: Internet Protocol Internetworking

       Credits: 1 (1 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

CNS 105 or consent of instructor, coordinator or program chair.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course is an overview of internet protocol (IP) addressing in data communication. Course is designed to develop the essential skills needed to effectively work with IP addressing. Emphasis is on the binary conversions, AND operation, subdividing, prefix, and variable length prefix.

IV.   Learning Objectives

  1. Perform conversion between different numbering systems
  2. Explain the Boolean operators
  3. List the various classes and types of internet protocol addresses
  4. Discuss the need for subdividing and consolidating
  5. Identify the type of IP addresses and recognize each part of an IP address
  6. Describe the basic procedures for subdivision and consolidation
  7. Construct a network diagram using principles of network addressing

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

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Numbering Systems
  2. Conversion Between Different Numbering Systems
  3. Boolean Operators
  4. Internet Protocol Addresses
  5. Network Examples
  6. Classless Inter Domain Routing
  7. Network Prefix
  8. Variable Length Prefix

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture, demonstrations, hands-on lab work, class discussions, practice exercises.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

IX.   Instructional Materials

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

Materials needed for the course are provided by the instructor

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Evaluation will be based on grades received on; assignments, labs, and final project.

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
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

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.