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IT 2810: Fundamentals of Network Technology


Networking (2nd ed) by Jeffrey S Beasley


You are responsible for reading the book on a weekly basis.  I will also assign out-of-class projects and related homework assignments at least twice during the semester.


We will meet one hour per week in a lab setting to do hands-on activities designed to reinforce the material from the book. You are required to attend and participate in these activities. I will also give short lectures and answer questions during this time.

You can miss one class without penalty. Miss two or more and your semester grade will drop 10%. Miss more than three and I'll drop you from the course.


I will post an online quiz every week.  I do not post solutions.


There will be one mid-term exam and a comprehensive final exam. You will be responsible for anything covered in the book, discussed in class, or posted on-line.

Grade Breakdown

20%         homework/projects
20%         mid-term exam
20%         final exam
40%         weekly quizzes

Obligatory Statements

Academic Dishonesty

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. All members of the academic community must be condent that each person's work has been responsibly and honorably acquired, developed, and presented. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest whether or not the effort is successful. The academic community regards breaches of the academic integrity rules as extremely serious matters. Sanctions for such a breach may include academic sanctions from the instructor, including failing the course for any violation, to disciplinary sanctions ranging from probation to expulsion. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, collaboration, or any other form of cheating, consult the course instructor.


If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform me immediately. Please see me privately after class.

To request academic accommodations (for example, a note-taker), students must also register with the Office of Disability Services, (http://disabilityservices.missouri.edu), S5 Memorial Union, 882-4696. It is the campus oce responsible for reviewing documentation provided by students requesting academic accommodations, and for accommodations planning in cooperation with students and instructors, as needed and consistent with course requirements. For other MU resources for students with disabilities, click on "Disability Resources" on the MU homepage.

Intellectual Pluralism

The University community welcomes intellectual diversity and respects student rights. Students who have questions concerning the quality of instruction in this class may address concerns to either the Departmental Chair or Divisional leader or Director of the Oce of Students Rights and Responsibilities (http://osrr.missouri.edu/). All students will have the opportunity to submit an anonymous evaluation of the instructor at the end of the course.