Networking Syllabus Quarter 1

Wash Cooper                                                            Networking                                                              1st



Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards


Additional Notes












Computer and

Lab Safety

  • Know the safety rules for working in computer lab/classroom
  • Demonstrate the meaning of ergonomics and how it applies in the classroom
  • Demonstrate the understanding of safe habits while using a computer



  • Rubric
  • Create a Safety Poster
  • Observation

Written test on computer safety


100% required to pass the computer safety test


Demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and teamwork skills required for success in the school, community, and workplace


  • Cultivate positive leadership skills.
  • Participate in the student organization directly related to their program of study as an integral part of classroom instruction.
  • Assess situations, apply problem-solving techniques and decision-making skills withinthe school community, and workplace
  • Build personal career development by identifying career interests, strengths, andopportunities.









  • Multiple choice
  • Create and deliver a brief


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Introduction to Networking

  • Differentiate a wide area network (WAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) and local area network (LAN).
  • Compare and contrast a server, workstation, host, and client.
  • Analyze client-server, standalone server, and peer-to-peer networking.
  • Evaluate the characteristics of star, bus, mesh, ring, tree, and hybrid topologies, their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Differentiate between internet, intranet and extranet.



  • Review questions
  • Graphic organizer

Laboratory activity

On line course



Analyze the open system interconnect (OSI) reference model

  • Explain the function of each layer of the OSI model.
  • Identify the protocols that function at each layer according to the TCP/IP suite.
  • Identify the network hardware components that function at each layer.
  • Examine the IEEE project 802 standards and what is defined at each substandard.



  • Label common 802 standards
  • Review questions
  • Observation


Online Course

Use wireshark

Laboratory activity


Network Media Copper Core

  • Differentiate between analog and digital signals
  • Summarize the two methods of data transmission
  • Compare simplex, half-duplex, and full-duplex


  • Make a Cat 6 Straight-through cable
  • Review questions
  • Observation


Laboratory activity



Fiber-Optic Cable

  • Explain how fiber optic is used to transmit data
  • Summarize the advantages of fiber optic
  • Explain the properties of light
  • Identify common fiber-optic connector types


  • Make a poster
  • Review questions
  • Observation




Laboratory activity


Wireless Technology

  • Explain the principles of radio transmission
  • Identify the major antenna styles
  • Explain three transmission techniques
  • Recall the key characteristics of the IEEE 802.11 wireless networking standards


  • Configure a wireless router
  • Review questions
  • Observation

Laboratory activity


Digital Encoding and data Transmission

  • Give examples of digital signals
  • Identify the two modes of transmitting data between two points
  • Explain data integrity inspection using a parity check


  • Review questions
  • Observation
  • Configure network protocol analyzer


Laboratory activity

Use Wireshark


Network Operating Systems

  • Give examples of common operating features
  • Explain how major operating systems use TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Explain Ethernet. Token Ring. Token Bus, ARCnet, and AppleTalk


  • Use the ARP command
  • Review questions
  • Observation


Laboratory activity