I am glad to be your instructor for this distance learning course. I have been a full-time member of the Computer Sience Department at De Anza College since 1991.
I have published 10 books in Computer Science: Introduction to Data Communication and Networking, (McGraw-Hill); Computer Science: A Structured Programming Approach in C, (Brooks-Cole); Computer Science: A Structured Programming Approach in C++, (Brooks-Cole); Data Structures: A Pseudocode Approach with C, (Brooks/Cole); Data Structures: A Pseudocode Approach with C++, (Brooks-Cole); TCP/IP Protocol Suite, (McGraw-Hill); Introducntion to Unix and Shell Programming; (Brooks-Cole); Foundation of Computer Science; (Brooks-Cole); Business Data Communication, (McGraw-Hill); and Local Area Network, (McGraw-Hill).
The subject matter of this course is local area networks. We will learn about the fundamental of telecommunication. We will discuss the OSI model. We will talk about different protocols used in first two layers of the OSI model. We discuss several common Local Area Networks such as Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI and DBDQ.
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 15 hours per week using and studying the course materials.
Video programs for this course are shown weekly on cable TV in Silicon Valley. Below are channel listings by community.
East Palo Alto
|The channel numbers listed are subject to change. Consult your local cable guide for the most current information.
For problems or questions concerning the De Anza College cable TV broadcasts, please contact the Broadcast Media Center at 408-864-8300.
Check your syllabus for specific broadcast information or visit our Technology web page
for general information on days and times.
Most courses with video content are also available via streaming media. Please check the course syllabus and/or instructions within the Catalyst shell for additional information on access
to streaming media.
Webcasts and Videostreaming
The video lessons for this course are also available as videostreams. If you
would like to access your video lessons from a computer you will need:
- RealPlayer installed on the computer.
- A high speed Internet connection.
To access the videostreams go to http://catalyst.deanza.edu
and follow the logon instructions on this page. You will not be able to logon until
the first day of instruction.
If you do not already have RealPlayer you may download it for free. Some courses use Quicktime instead of RealPlayer. Instructions for downloading are in your Catalyst course.
Keep in mind that network congestion either at De Anza College or with your ISP can affect the smooth
delivery of the videostream.