Week 30


I. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:


A. CLASS: PC Technology II

B. TITLE OF UNIT: A+

C. TITLE OF LESSON: Protocol Analyzers/Begin Linux

D. COMPETENCIES ADDRESSED: None

E. DATE & TIME:         

F. WEEK OF INSTRUCTION: 30

G. INSTRUCTOR: R Dorsey





II. OBJECTIVES :


The texts used in these next couple weeks are the Linux Texts and Lab Manuals and are to be used only in the classroom.


More and more as time goes on, pc technicians are being asked to perform more and more of a network technician’s role. To that end, we present Network Protocol Analyzers.



III. TEACHING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES:


Lecture

Labs  in Linux Lab Manual  for Chapter 1 and 2

Other:       



IV. RESOURCES REQUIRED:


Ethereal

Other: Test Equipment



V. INTRODUCTION:


As with servers, network administrators use tools called network analyzers and protocol analyzers to check the health of the network. Increasingly, the technician is being asked to perform these tasks and so we present sample analyzers here. There are many, many kinds with differing capabilities out in the world but we only have these software versions to demonstrate at this time.

We use the software program entitled Ethereal because it is a free download from the internet and comes with a complete manual.

It is here that we start to introduce Linux. We will depart from the regular text book used in this class and do some specialized reading in the Linux Text.



VI. CONTENT:


Protocol Analyzers

Glossary

Ethereal

Linux Introduction



VII. SUMMARY:


There is not a clear distinction between the roles of technicians anymore. Increasingly, technicians are being looked upon as jacks of all trades. PC techs are required to know networks in considerable detail as well as network technicians are required to know other operating systems.



VIII. ASSIGNMENTS:


Chapters 1,2 in Linux Text



IX. LESSON/COURSE EVALUATION:


No Test