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General Course Information for ITM430: Wide Area Networks

Course: ITM430 - Wide Area Networks
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: Overview of the management tools necessary to understand the WAN hardware and software for client server architecture technology. This course focuses on the installation and management of the WAN and the connectivity to other systems and networks. The emphasis of this course is on hands-on learning: how to install, configure and implement the network.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Define the technical and business characteristics of Wide Area Networks.
  • Describe Wide Area Network architectures, models, and International Networks.
  • Describe circuit switched, packet switched, frame relay, and ATM Networks.
  • Identify how to interconnect Networks using bridges, switches, routers, and gateways.
  • Identify Remote access technologies for mobile users to LAN's.
  • List Network Management Objectives for LAN's and WAN's.
  • Identify the components of Network management systems, standards, and protocols.
  • Identify the major security requirements and threats for Computer Networks.
  • Identify how to manage, safeguard, and protect computer networks.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • MAJOR IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
    • Apply concepts of best practices in information technology management and security to enterprise processes.
    • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills in collaborative environments by participating on teams that address solutions for IT management challenges.
    • Demonstrate, manage and administer a LAN and wireless networking environment.
    • Describe the ethical challenges that confront an IT professional

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures