Distance Learning

Distance Learning Center

Orientation Details

Online Orientation for CIS -D075A-64Z
(It is highly recommended that you print out this page for future reference.)
Instructor Contact Information
Instructor Behrouz Forouzan
Office Hours Online (by email), office hours by appt.
Office Location F-51u
Office Phone (408) 864-8902
Email forouzan@fhda.edu
Website http://faculty.deanza.fhda.edu/forouzanbehrouz/
A Message from your Instructor

I am glad to be your instructor for this distance learning course. I have been a full-time member of the Computer Science Department at De Anza College since 1991.

I have published six 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); and TCP/IP Protocol Suite, (McGraw-Hill).

I have also written three more books which have been custom-published for De Anza College: Introduction to Unix and Introduction to Shell Programming, and Introduction to Perl.

This De Anza telecourse is an introduction to the architecture, software services, and underlying protocols of the Internet. The Internet will be examined as a layered product. Layers discussed will include low-level Ethernet and routing hardware, midlevel packet delivery and address computation, and high-level client/server applications using the TCP/IP Protocol Suite.

Hours of Study
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 15 hours per week using and studying the course materials.
Technology
Video programs for this course are shown weekly on cable TV in Silicon Valley. Below are channel listings by community.

Comcast Cable
CCN1
Channel 27 Channel 75
Campbell
Cupertino
Los Altos
Los Gatos
Milpitas
Mountain View
San José
Santa Clara
Saratoga
Sunnyvale
Atherton
East Palo Alto
Menlo Park
Palo Alto
Stanford University
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.

How to get started in your course
  • Apply for admission to De Anza College and register for this class, if you have not already done so. Completing this orientation DOES NOT enroll you in the course.
  • Complete the Online Orientation and submit the Student Information Form.
  • Read the complete course syllabus available at the URL above.
  • Obtain the required course materials and determine your video program viewing schedule.
  • Consult the Course Calendar in the syllabus and start your Weeks 1 and 2 readings, viewings, and assignments.


Distance Learning
Building: MLC 250
Email: distance@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8969
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Last Updated: 9/5/13