EdTech 552:

Introduction to Network Administration

Instructor Jui-long Hung, Ed.D.

Course Description and Objectives

  • Perform simple PC (hardware, software, network settings) and NIC troubleshooting
  • Perform binary math
  • Properly utilize the information and bandwidth units
  • Name and describe the OSI layers from memory
  • Describe the TCP/IP graph
  • Describe the devices required to build a LAN
  • Build and troubleshoot a simple LAN
  • Describe networking signals and what can happen to them on physical media
  • Use a multimeter to measure resistance, voltage, and continuity
  • Describe the 5 basic types of networking media
  • Properly terminate CAT 5 UTP cable according to standards
  • Given a topology, circle all collision and broadcast domains
  • Describe the basic elements of a frame
  • Perform hexadecimal math
  • Compare and contrast Token Ring, FDDI, and the Ethernet family tree
  • Explain the specific details of Ethernet and Layer 2 Devices
  • Use 'Network Inspector' (or equivalent) and 'Protocol Inspector' (or equivalent) software
  • Create physical and logical topologies
  • Properly locate MDFs and IDFs in an Ethernet extended star topology
  • Plan a structured cabling installation
  • Install, terminate, test, and troubleshoot CAT 5 UTP cabling runs, from the jack to the patch panel
  • Use the Fluke 620 (or equivalent) meter
  • Justify the need for and classify the various types of IP addresses
  • Perform subnet calculations
  • Perform the following form of problem: "Given an IP address and the number of subnets required, find the subnetwork id numbers, the range of host numbers, the subnetwork broadcast numbers, and the subnet mask
  • Provide a basic explanation of routing
  • Flowchart basic network processes such as ARP and RARP
  • Explain the similarities and differences between IP, TCP, and UDP
  • Explain the basic processes of the session layer
  • Describe the presentation layer functions of formatting, encryption, and compression
  • Explain how e-mail and HTTP work
  • AECT Standards

    For standards mapping to completed course artifacts, please select from the list below.


    Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.

    • 3.1 Media Utilization
    • 3.2 Diffusion of Innovations
    • 3.3 Implementation and Institutionalization
    • 3.4 Policies and Regulations


    Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.

    • 4.1 Project Management
    • 4.2 Resource Management
    • 4.3 Delivery System Management
    • 4.4 Information Management


    Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

    • 5.1 Problem Analysis
    • 5.2 Criterion-Referenced Measurement
    • 5.3 Formative and Summative Evaluation
    • 5.4 Long-Range Planning


    Odom, W. (2011). CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide (3rd Ed.). Cisco Press.


    What You Need to be Successful

    Computer - PC or Mac with multimedia capabilitieis

    Software - Adobe Web and Graphics Suite, Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Open Source

    Time Management - Deadlines approach quickly - don't wait until the last minute to get the job done!


    About Stefanie

    Mrs. Brimacomb

    Stefanie Brimacomb is a multi-endorsed math, business, and computer teacher in a remote Idaho town where online learning is essential to provide students a competitive education.

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