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NET 411 Introduction to Computer and Network Systems (Formerly TDC 411)

Dale Buchholz

Office: CDM 616
Fall 2020-2021
Class number: 10014
Section number: 701
Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
OLSYN CH000 Online Campus
Course homepage: d2l.depaul.edu

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Summary

This course is an introduction to computer architecture and operating systems with an emphasis on network systems. Topics covered include number systems, data representations, computer components and functions, process management, memory management, file management, interrupts, and peripheral devices, as well as computer networks and distributed systems.



Texts

Reference Text:

 

System Architecture, 7th Edition, Stephen D. Burd, Cengage Learning, 2016. ISBN: 987-1-05-08019-5

Handouts:

Readings related to Cisco devices and virtual machines



Grading

Required coursework will be:

  1. 5 homework assignments based on the text and other course materials; and
  2. 4 labs on computer architecture and networking using various tools.

Points and due date for each homework or lab will be included in its description. Late homeworks or labs are accepted entirely at the discretion of the instructor and must be negotiated beforehand.

Grades

Percent

Grade

 

Percent

Grade

93-100

A

 

77-79

C+

90-92

A-

 

73-76

C

87-89

B+

 

70-72

C-

83-86

B

 

60-69

D

80-82

B-

 

< 60

F



Prerequisites

None.



School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu/ If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Current%20Students/Pages/PoliciesandProcedures.aspx.

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
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