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CCNA1 Module 1 - Exploring the Network

Date Subject Lesson Plan
08/24/21 Setup Notes Start new junior CCNA1 course - import content from bckp-cisco-6.0
Start new ITE course
08/25/21 CCNA1

Introduction to CNA course and housekeeping:

Discussion: CVCC Computer Networking Academy 1 Info

Must bring ear buds or headset to school every day.

a. Assign seats.

Welcome to CVCC Computer Networking Academy
View Video: The Two Websites We Will Be Using

b. Assignment: Make name tents & tape to top of PCs: (30 min)
         a. positive adjective & first name
         b. decorate with an interest
         c. inside, write a note to yourself in two years
c. Tissues & hand sanitizer are located in the back of room
d. Student computer username format: firstname.lastname
                                            password: student ID numbers
e. Set default printer

j. Retrieve high school forms from folders: Turn in High School Forms by Friday for 25 extra credit points (must be fully completed!)
k. Class schedules in folders
l. Locker Form - Pick a locker and post-it note. Assignments needed for locker form
m. School Handbooks (need for form) - put name in/on book.  Need book to go to office or counselor. Do not lose! Replacement books are $10

View Video: Summarizing the First Day (5:07)

10:00 - Math: Go to math class at 9:55 unless we're concluding a discussion or video.

08/26/21 CCNA1
Section 1

Introduction to CNA course and housekeeping:

I am here to teach IT knowledge and skills, you are here to learn IT knowledge and skills. If you here for any other reason, I STRONGLY recommend that you reconsider your course selection this year.

School Handbooks have important information.  You will need the book to go to office or counselor. Do not lose! Replacement books are $10

a. Assignment: Start a three-ring binder to keep your engineering notes
    * Make cover page - print to Engineering printer
b. Assignment: Read the Welcome letter
    * View Video: Welcome Letter
c. Assignment: Print and complete the Student Questionnaire
    * Turn in to Junior folder
d. Folders: Submit work in the Junior folder. Work is returned to your personal folder.

  • Sign in and check and take contents of your personal folder to seat when arriving to class.
  • Put any homework in Junior folder when arriving to class only!!
  • Put any daily completed work in Junior folder before leaving.
  • Do not go into any folder but your own for any reason!

e. School forms - Return by Friday for 25 extra credit points.  Can't continue to use computer until all forms returned starting Monday. All your work will need to be done at home.

08/27/21 CCNA1
Section 1

Discussion: Lock down

Lockdown Drill 9:00 (2021)

Introduction to CNA course and housekeeping:

Turn in High School Forms for 25 extra credit points (Last chance)

You've all been enrolled in A+ and Cisco course for the year.

a. This is not your regular high school class
b. Discussion: AUP
c. Restrooms - stay on our level - Level 2. One student at a time. Go to restroom before class.  No restroom breaks before 8:15. Sign out before leaving and sign back in!
d. Water fountain & classroom sink
e. Password notecards: (pass out & return)
f. Email address: firstname.lastname@stu.cvccworks.edu
                                            password: student ID numbers
g. Cisco students have special priviledges - Agreement form
h. Fire Drill Procedure - (go outside)

Create Cisco Academy Profiles - Enroll in Intro to Packet Tracer course.

Start Module 1 - Exploring the Network

Discussion: Introductory Chapter
Discussion: First Time in This Course
Discussion: Student Resources
Discussion: 1.0.1.1 Introduction to Packet Tracer
Video: 1.1.1.1 Overview of Packet Tracer
Read: 1.1.2.1 Download and Install Packet Tracer
Video: 1.1.2.1 Download and Install Packet Tracer

Activity: Install Packet Tracer on your school computer

Homework: Install Packet Tracer software at home

Finish installing Packet Tracer on school computer.

Classwork/Homework: Over weekend, go onto netacad.com and familiarize yourself with course materials.

08/30/21 CCNA1
Section 1

Introduction to CNA course and housekeeping:

Students who get into academic trouble in the Computer Networking Academy are those who under estimate the amount of learning that takes place here. You will be learning something new every day. If you aren't paying attention and staying engaged you will miss out on the opportunity to learn new things.

Turn in High School Forms for 10 extra credit points today only

Discussion: No name folder

Discussion: Syntopic process

a. Discussion: Cisco Networking Academy PowerPoint

b. Assignment: Cisco Treasure Hunt Worksheet (23 points)

  Intro to PT

None today

08/31/21 CCNA1
Section 1

Introduction to CNA course and housekeeping:

Link: Health Survey

Zoom Activity: Handbook Presenation 8:00 (2021)

a. Discussion: Cisco Treasure Hunt

b. CVCC building tour

  Intro to PT

None today

09/01/21 CCNA1
Section 1

Fire Drill: 9:00 (2021)

a.. Discussion: Lab Guidelines

b. Discussion: Cisco Class Rules

c. Discussion: What grades should you expect?

Activity: Set-up ProgressBook Accounts

Discussion: IT Certifications available while at CVCC

  Intro to PT

You will need ear buds/headset for this class this year and next. Please bring them to class everyday or leave them in your locker.

Read Section: 1.2.1.1 Chapter 1 Summary

Read Section: 2.0.1.1 Start Chapter 2

Read Section: 2.1.1.1 Packet Tracer User Interface
Video: Watch the embedded video

Read Section: 2.1.1.2 Packet Tracer - Finding and Deploying Devices
Open the instructions in one screen, open the packet tracer file in the other screen.
Complete both activities. (Start)

09/02/21 CCNA1

Link: Top 10 Skills for High-School Students slide show and worksheet

Discussion: Classroom cleaning supplies, tissues, recycle bin, sweeper.

Discussion: Install Google Extension SpeakIt!

Cheating - A real (well known) problem in our digital world - Imagine a world where everyone cheats. Doctors, lawyers, dentists, airline pilots, nurses, etc. It's Ok if I cheat as long as no one else is . . . right?

Discussion: Final Skills Exam

Discussion: Pace of the Course - Keeping ahead is Mandatory. If you are always behind you will be overwhelmed by the class.  At some point you won't be able to catch up with rest of class and get discouraged.

a. These online lesson plans are the low-water mark - WORK AHEAD
b. If you will not commit your time, you have to make a decision whether to stay
c. If you don't get the work done in class, TAKE IT HOME. Turn in work next morning.
d. I cannot create a hardship for the entire class because a few students refuse to keep up

Link: Module 1 Reading Organizer

Have earbuds/headset everyday.

Discussion: 1.0.1 Why should I take this module?
Discussion: 1.0.2 What will I learn to do in this module?
Discussion: 1.1.1 Networks Connect Us
Discussion: 1.1.2 Video: The Cisco Networking Academy Learning Experience (2:28)

Homework: Spend 30 minutes reading ahead or reviewing what we did in class.

  Intro to PT None today
09/03/21 CCNA1

Select Class Officers: Pres., V. Pres., Secretary, Treasurer

Discussion: 1.1.3 No Boundries
Discussion:  Video: Mind Wide Open - You have to want to learn!! It's not about the points!
Activity: Start Engineering Journals - You will need notes/labs/study guides.
                              a. Hand out binders
                              b. Organizers
                              c. Customize the binder cover sheets
                              d. Keep binders in lockers
                              e. Journal graded every quarter

From this point forward expect a quiz at the end of every section. Quizzes will help give you feedback on your level of understanding. Be sure to read all of the text. Quiz material is not exclusive of everything you will need to learn.

Assignment: Module 1 Reading Organizer 1-2

  Intro to PT

Read Section: 2.1.1.2 Packet Tracer - Finding and Deploying Devices
Open the instructions in one screen, open the packet tracer file in the other screen.
Complete both activities. (Finish)

Read Section: 2.1.1.3 Device Configuration
Video: Watch the embedded video

Read Section 2.1.1.4 Packet Tracer - GUI and CLI Configuration
Activity: Open the Configure End devices instructions. Attempt to do on your own.

PT: 2.1.1.5 Create a Simple Network Using Packet Tracer (Start)

09/07/21 CCNA1

The knowledge you aquire in this class depends on new and prior knowledge being mastered. We do not jump through hoops here! Review, practice, quiz yourself frequently.

Learning Goals Worksheet

Start Section 2 - Network Components

Read: 1.2.1 Host Roles
Video: Host Roles (3:34)
Video: Client-Server (3:57)

Read: 1.2.2 Peer-to-Peer
Video: Peer-to-Peer (4:44)

Read: 1.2.3 End Devices
Video: End Devices (2:21)

Read: 1.2.4 Intermediate Devices
Video: Intermediate Devices (1:07)
Video: Intermediate Devices (3:44)

Video: Summary (2:36)

Read: 1.2.5 Network Media
Video: Network Media (4:46)

Activity: 1.2.6 Check Your Understanding - Network Components

Assignment: Module 1 Reading Organizer 3-13

Study for Quiz! Sections 1 and 2

  Intro to PT

Review/Show Me your PT: 2.1.1.5 Create a Simple Network Using Packet Tracer (Finish)

Read: 2.2.1.1 Read the summary

Start Chapter 3

The great thing about simulation mode that we are about to learn is you can see the data as it travels through the network. Unfortunately, watching the data as it flows through an actual network isn't possible. You have to image what's happening to troubleshoot problems.

Term: PDU - Protocol Data Unit (the data being sent through the network in small pieces)

Read: 3.0.1.1 Simulation Mode

Read: 3.1.1.1 Creating PDUs in Simulation Mode
Embedded Video: 3.1.1.1 Creating PDUs in Simulation Mode (8:09)

Read: 3.1.1.2 Viewing the Contents of PDUs.
Embedded Video: 3.1.1.2 Viewing the Contents of PDUs (5:41)

Read: 3.1.1.3 Packet Tracer Explore Network Functionality Using PDUs
PT: 3.1.1.3 Explore Network Functionality Using PDUs

09/08/21 CCNA1

You are responsible for your own education. We are here to HELP YOU LEARN just like a coach coaches a team. You have to catch and carry the ball. Coaches don't catch and carry the ball for you.

8:30-9:30 Student Activity Meeting (2021)

Quiz: Chapter 1, Section 1 & 2 Quiz

YouTube Video: The Future of Internet Infrastructure.(6:35)  How will you play a part? Complete worksheet for points.

Discussion: Class shared drive (CNA)

Resource: Cisco Press Video Collection on CNA drive.

Start Chapter 1, Section 3 - Network Representations and Topologies

Read: 1.3.1 Network Representations
Video: Network Representations (5:00)

Read: 1.3.2 Topology Diagrams
Video: Topology Diagrams ( 5:04)

Activity: 1.3.3 Check Your Understanding - Network Representations and Topologies

Assignment: Module 1 Reading Organizer 14-16

Study for Chapter 1, Section 3 Quiz

  Intro to PT

None today

09/09/21 CCNA1

CIPA - Media Literacy Training

Discussion: Tips from 2021 Junior Class

Quiz: Chapter 1, Section 3 - Can use handwritten notes or handwritten flash cards

Start Chapter 1, Section 4 - Common Types of Networks

Read: 1.4.1 Networks of Many Sizes
Video: Networks of Many Sizes (3:37)

Read: 1.4.2 LANs and WANs
Video: LANs and WANs (4:28)
Video: Professor Messer Network Types (3:20)

Read: 1.4.3 The Internet
Video: The Internet (3:21)

Read: 1.4.4 Intranets and Extranets
Video: Intranets and Extranets (4:26)

Activity: 1.4.5 Check Your Understanding - Common Types of Networks

Assignment: Module 1 Reading Organizer 17-26

  A+ Hardware

Welcome to the IT Essentials Course. Chapters 1-9 are focused on the A+ 220-1001 Hardware Exam. The expectation is that you will take and pass the 220-1001 exam upon finishing chapters 1-9. The A+ Software 220-1002 exam topics are covered in chapters 10-14.

Resource: Professor Messer 220-1001 A+ Training Course

Read: 1.0.1.1 Welcome
Video: Welcome (1:27)

Embedded Video: 1.1.1.1 What's in a Computer? (5:38)

Read: 1.1.2.1 Electrical Safety
Video: Electrical Safety (0:49)

Read: 1.1.2.2 ESD
Video: Anti Static Safety (2:13)
Video: ESD (2:40)
Video: ESD Recommendations (2:32)

Activity: Check Your Understanding - ESD Characteristics

Study for A+ Chapter 1, Section 1

  Intro to PT

Start Chapter 4 - Packet Tracer Usage

Read: 4.0.1.1 Packet Tracer Usage

Read: 4.1.1.1 The Packet Tracer Physical View
Embedded Video: The Packet Tracer Physical View (8:19)

PT: 4.1.1.2 Packet Tracer Physical View (Start)

09/10/21 CCNA1

Active vs. Passive Learning.
Active means actually capturing and able to use the knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems. Passive learning means just passing through like a spectator at a sporting event, not really aquiring real skills or knowledge. Which student are you?

Pre-Test for HQSD

Start Chapter 1, Section 5 - Internet Connections

Read: 1.5.1 Internet Access Technologies
Video: Internet Access Technologies (2:57)

Read: 1.5.2 Home and Small Office Internet Connections
Video: Home and Small Office Internet Connections (3:04)
Link: HughesNet

Read: 1.5.3 Business Internet Connections
Video: Business Internet Connections (3:54)

Read: 1.5.4 The Converging Network
Video: The Converging Network (3:00)

PT: 1.5.5 Network Representation

Discussion: Binary Math Intro - Subnet example (192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0, 3 subnets) Be prepared to take notes.

Assignment: Module 1 Reading Organizer 27-30

  A+ Hardware

None today

  Intro to PT

PT: 4.1.1.2 Packet Tracer Physical View (Finish)

Read: 4.2.1.1 Packet Tracer File Types
Embedded Video: Packet Tracer File Types (6:33)

Read: 4.2.2.1 Packet Tracer Assessment Types
Embedded Video: Packet Tracer Assessment Types (7:36)

Read: 4.3.1.1 Summary

09/13/21 CCNA1

Start Module 1, Secton 6 - Reliable Networks

Read: 1.6.1 Network Architecture
Video: Network Architecture (0:34)

Read: 1.6.2 Fault Tolerance
Video: Fault Tolerance (0:57)

Read: 1.6.3 Scalability

Read: 1.6.4 Quality of Service
Video: Quality of Service (2:03)

Read: 1.6.5 Network Security

Activity: 1.6.6 Check Your Understanding - Reliable Networks

Class Activity: Note Card: IPv4 Address Ranges - Memorize!

  • Class A: 0-127
  • Class B: 128-191
  • Class C: 192-223

Class Activity: Note Card: Default Subnet Masks - Memorize!

  • Class A: 255.0.0.0
  • Class B: 255.255.0.0
  • Class C: 255.255.255.0

Assignment: Module 1 Reading Organizer 31-43

  A+ Hardware

Quiz: A+ Chapter 1, Section 1 (25 minutes)

Read: 1.2.1.1 Cases
Video: Cases (4:20)
Video: How To Choose A PC Case (12:19)

09/14/21 CCNA1

Note: Subnetting is an essential skill. If you do not learn how to subnet you will not be a networker.

Activity: Binary Math Intro Worksheet

Start Module 1, Section 7 - Network Trends

Read: 1.7.1 Recent Trends

Read: 1.7.2 BYOD
Video: Should Your Company Go BYOD? (8:00)

Read: 1.7.3 Online Collaboration

Read: 1.7.4 Video Communications

Embedded Video: 1.7.5 Cisco Webex for Huddles

Read: 1.7.6 Cloud Computing
Video: Public Cloud vs Private Cloud vs Hybrid Cloud (3:27)

Read: 1.7.7 Technology Trends in the Home
Video: Inside an Internet of Things House (2:17)

Read: 1.7.8 Powerline Networking
Video: Powerline Networking (1:40)

Read: 1.7.9 Wireless Broadband
Video: Wireless Broadband (2:12)

Activity: 1.7.10 Check Your Understanding - Network Trends

Assignment: Module 1 Reading Organizer 44-57

Study: Module 1, Section 7 Quiz

  A+ Hardware

Read: 1.2.1.2 Power Supplies
Video: History of Power Supplies (7:44)

Read: 1.2.1.3 Connectors
Video: Ports, Connectors, Cables (5:14)

Read: 1.2.1.4 Power Supply Voltage
Video: Choosing the Right PC Power Supply (5:12)

Activity: 1.2.1.5 Check Your Understanding - Cases and Power Supplies

Study for Quiz A+ Chapter 1, Section 1.2.1

Discussion: Review for Quiz

09/15/21 CCNA1

Must wear Academy Shirts!! (or 15 point penalty)

Please don't use cell phones in class. If they become a distraction then they become a problem.

Activity: Binary Math - Decimal to Binary/Binary to Decimal conversion worksheets (pgs. 1-4)

Activity: Binary Math - Borrowing Bits Practice Worksheet (together in class - turn in)

Start Module 1, Section 8 - Network Security

Read: 1.8.1 Security Threats (be able to define:)
Video: Professor Messer - An Overview of Malware (4:00)

  • Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses
  • Spyware and adware
  • Zero-day attacks
  • Threat actor attacks
  • Denial of service attacks (DOS attacks)
  • Data interception and theft (Man-in-the-middle attacks)
  • Identity theft

Read: 1.8.2 Security Solutions (be able to define:)

  • Antivirus and antispyware (Anti-malware)
  • Firewall filtering (Windows Defender for example)
  • Dedicated firewall systems (5506-X for example)
  • Access control lists (ACL)
  • Intrusion prevention systems (IPS) or Intrusion detection systems (IDS)
  • Virtual private networks (VPN)

Activity: 1.8.3 Check Your Understanding - Network Security

Assignment: Module 1 Reading Organizer 58-62

  A+ Hardware

Discussion: Professor Messer Free A+ Training Course

Quiz: A+ Chapter 1, Section 1.2.1 (27 points)

Read: 1.2.2.1 Motherboards

Read: 1.2.2.2 Motherboard Components

Read: 1.2.2.3 Motherboard Chipset
Video: An Introduction to Computer Chipsets (4:47)

Read: 1.2.2.4 Motherboard Form Factors
Video: Professor Messer - Motherboard Form Factors (6:57)

Activity: Check Your Understanding - Motherboards

09/16/21 CCNA1

Activity: Binary Math - Borrowing Bits Practice Worksheet (on your own)

Discussion: Cisco.com

Discussion - Link: The 10 Most Important IT Skills for 2020

Video: What is Blockchain?

Start Chapter 1, Section 9 - The IT Professional

Read: 1.9.1 CCNA

Read: 1.9.2 Networking Jobs

Lab: 1.9.3 Lab - Research IT and Networking Job Opportunities
**** Be sure to always answer the reflection questions - highly weighted! ****

Discussion: Link: Top 50 Tech Occupations (2021)

Assignment: Module 1 Reading Organizer 63 (finish)

  A+ Hardware

Storage is never referred to as memory!! Storage is storage and memory is memory!!

Hard drive is storage
RAM is memory

Review: Motherboards

Read: 1.2.3.1 What is a CPU (know the difference between a PGA and LGA)
Video: See How a CPU Works (19:59)

Read: 1.2.3.2 Cooling Systems
Video: YouTube: Professor Messer: CPU Cooling (5:51)

Activity: 1.2.3.3 Check Your Understanding - CPUs and Cooling Systems

Read: 1.2.4.1 Types of Memory

09/17/21 CCNA1

At the end of this school year you will be required to use everything you've learned to solve complex networking problems. If you haven't learned what you need to learn in the months ahead you will not be able to solve the lab problems at the end of the year.

Discussion - Link: 12 Challenges Facing IT Professionals

Discussion: Binary Math - IPv4 Address Classes pgs. 3-4 (15 minutes)

Start Chapter 1, Section 10 - Module Practice and Quiz

Read: 1.10.1 What did I learn in this module?

Video: Module 1 Review (35:14)

Review PowerPoint: Module 1

Assignment: Review PowerPoint Questions (12 points)

Module Quiz: Networking Today

Module 1 Test Review

Study for Module 1 Test

  A+

Review 2.1 Quiz

Discussion: Tri-C Articulation Agreement

Video: Professor Messer A+ Training Course (14:12)

Professer Messer: Full list of videos

Video: Different Kinds of Memory as Fast As Possible (5:53)

Read: 1.2.4.2 Types of ROM (know the four types)

Read: 1.2.4.3 Types of RAM (know the difference)

09/20/21 CCNA1

Review: Module 1

Test: Module 1

Start Module 2