CCNA1 R&S Chapter 3

Date Subject Lesson Plan
10/09/18 CCNA1 Field Trip Forms(2018)

Lab: 1.3.1 From Exploration 3 Curriculum (change to and to throughout lab)
  A+ None today
10/10/18 CCNA1

PSAT (2018)

Extra Credit Lab - Challenge Router Exploration Lab

Practical Lab #1 & Lab 1.3.1 due tomorrow

  A+ None today
10/11/18 CCNA1
Section 1

Activity: Subnet Practice Class C #4

Please refrain from Internet surfing/wasting time. Use class time constructively!

Check Progress Book!!

Video: The next "Big Thing"? (2:10)

Whether you are a network professional or a network hack is determined by how well you really understand digital communication. This chapter introduces you to digital communication. You will need a detailed understanding of data communication to troubleshoot and repair network problems in this class during labs and packet tracer activities.

Discussion: Chapter 3: Network Protocols and Communications

This chapter requires a lot of memorization and a deep understanding of communication protocols. Upon completion of this chapter, you will begin to "think" like a networker.

Discussion: Tour & distribute Chapter 3 study guides

  • Rules of Communication
  • Network Protocols and Standards
  • Data Transfer in the Network
  • Summary

Activity Designing a Communications System (10 minutes)
Discussion Communication Fundamentals

  • All communication methods also have three elements in common:
    • Source, destination, channel

Discussion: Rule Establishment

  • An identified sender and receiver
  • Common language and grammar
    • For communication to occur, devices must know “how" (pictures, words, smoke signals) to communicate. Example: Egyption hieroglyphs
  • Speed and timing of delivery
  • Confirmation or acknowledgment requirements
  • Protocols:
    • Message Encoding
    • Message Formatting and Encapsulation
    • Message Size
    • Message Timing
    • Message Delivery Options

Discussion: Message Encoding

Discussion: Message Formatting and Encapsulation

Discussion: Message Size

  • Contents of this course
    • Chapters & Sections

Assignment: Chapter 3 Study Guide 1-6 (turn in today)


None today

10/15/18 CCNA1
Section 1

RiteBoard Field Trip Forms Due - Media Forms

Activity: Subnet Practice Class C #5

Discussion: Mnumonic Fact Sheet

Video: YouTube: Return to Sender
Discussion: Ping "Destination Host Unreachable" same as post office "return to sender"

Discussion: (q.7)

Discussion: (q. 8-9)

  • Unicast - Video: CCNA_01_07_05 Unicast
  • Broadcast - Video: CCNA_01_07_06 Broadcast
  • Multicast - Video: CCNA_01_01_07_07 Multicast

Video: YouTube: Professor Messer: Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast (3:39)

Assignment: Chapter 3 Study Guide 7-9 (turn in)
Homework: Study for Chapter 3, Section 1 Quiz (12 points)


Discussion: Adapters and Converters (q. 170-171)
Video: Professor Messer: Adapters and Converters (6:27)

Discussion: Input Devices (q. 172-182)
Video: Professor Messer: An Overview of PC Input Devices (7:39)

Assignment: Chapter 1 Study Guide 170-182

10/16/18 CCNA1

Review: Chapter 3, Section 1
Quiz: Chapter 3, Section 1


Activity: Subnet Practice Class C #6

Reference: 220-901 Test Objectives

Video: Best of CES 2018 (4:59)

Discussion: Output Devices
Video: Professor Messer: An Overview of PC Output Devices

Video: Professor Messer: An Overview of Display Devices (6:20)

  • LCD
  • LED
  • OLED
  • Plasma
  • DLP

Discussion: Monitor Characteristics

Video: Professor Messer: Display Specifications (6:17)

  • Pixel
  • Dot Pitch
  • Contrast ratio
  • Refresh rate
  • Frame rate
  • Interlace/Non-Interlace
  • Color resolution
  • Aspect ratio
  • Native resolution

Video: LearnKey Domain 1, Section K: Display Devices (14:41)

Assignment: Chapter 1 Study Guide 183-208

10/17/18 CCNA1
Section 2

Subnet Practice Class C #7

Review: CCNA Chapter 3, Section 1 Quiz

Link: Akron U. Cybersecurity Degree Program

Discussion: Section 2: Network Protocols & Communications

  • Concurrent conversations in a conference room
  • Networks have concurrent conversations taking place at all times

Video: YouTube: What are Protocols & Standards? (4:44)

Discussion: Protocol Suite: (q. 10-11)

  • Content Layer - What was the content (application) in the video?
  • Rules Layer - What were the rules in the video?
  • Physical Layer - What was the physical layer in the video?

Discussion: Network Protocols (q. 12)

  1. How communication pieces are structured or formatted
  2. Rules about how information is shared (a protocol finding best pathway)
  3. Identifying and handling errors
  4. Setup and Termination of data transfers

Discussion: Protocol Interaction (q. 13)

  • Downloading a web page requires the use of 5 different protocols:
    • DNS - Domain Name Service
    • HTTP - Application Protocol Rules (Web only)
    • TCP - Transport Protocol Rules (Many applications)
    • IP - Internet Protocol Rules (All applications)
    • Ethernet - Media Access Rules (Most applications)

Assignment: Memorize the layers of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite

  • Application
  • Transport
  • Internet
  • Network Access

Lab: Packet Tracer: Practical #2: Two Switches and Two Computers
(Save your config files on your computer or shared drive)

Assignment: Chapter 3 Study Guide 10-13
Assignment: Work on Engineering Journals/rubric - end of grading period near

  A+ None today
10/18/18 CCNA1
Section 2

Field Trip - Riteboard (2018)

  A+ None today
10/19/18 CCNA1 Subnet Practice Class C #8

Assignment: TCP/IP Model practice worksheet (5 pts.)

Discussion: Protocol Suites and Industry Standards (q. 14-18)

Assignment: Chapter 3 Study Guide 14-18


Discussion: Building a Computer (q. 209)

  • What is it going to be used for?
  • What type of components do I want to connect to it?
  • How much money do I have to spend?
  • How many and what types of external devices will be connected to the computer? 
  • Do you require a RAID system? 
  • Does the client require older or proprietary components to be connected?
  • Do you need to install a powerful graphics card?

Video: NewEgg TV: How To Build a Computer - Part 1 - Choosing Your Components

Discussion: Select the Motherboard (q. 210-219)

  • When you select a replacement motherboard, make sure that it supports the CPU, RAM, video adapter, and other adapter cards. 
  • Pay particular attention to the number and type of expansion slots.
  • Choose a chipset that provides the capabilities that you need.
  • Choose a motherboard that has slots to meet your current and future needs.

Video: LearnKey: Session 1: Everything about Motherboards

Assignment: Chapter 1 Study Guide 209-219

10/22/18 CCNA1
Section 2

Activity: Subnet Practice

Discussion: Development of TCP/IP (q. 19-23)

Video: And the Internet was Born: The Creation of the ARPANET (9:58)

  • Know what ARPANET is!

Discussion: TCP/IP Protocol Suite (q. 24-27)
Video: Professor Messer: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite (2:26)

  • Memorize the four layers of the TCP/IP model
  • You will need to memorize the protocols in each layer
  • Create a mnemonic that's meaningful to you to memorize the 4 layers
  • Index Card - TCP/IP Model Layers
  • Many of these protocols are running at the same time in the background

Discussion: TCP/IP Communication Process (q. 28)

  • Understand the encapsulation/de-encapsulation process
  • Read process as many times as needed to begin to understand

Discussion: IM

  • Practice this as many times as you need to until you can get most of them in the right layer
    • Show me once you finish
  • These are all protocols - most running at the same time in the background

Assignment: Chapter 3 Study Guide 19-28
Assignment: Revisit Pick BPA contests

Classwork/Homework: Video: The Internet Behind the Web (47:16) - 2013
Classwork/Homework: Video: YouTube: Stanford University - History of Internet & Networking


None today

10/23/18 CCNA1

Video: YouTube: This is Our Internet: Open standards and why they matter (6:58)

Discussion: Open Standards (q. 29-30)

  • Major Standards Organizations
    • Open standards - guidlines for everyone to develop products that work together
  • Don't own/run Internet, but helps set the rules (guidelines) so everything works globally
    • Can't have people driving through backyards
    • Driving down side streets at 100 mph
    • Rules make it fair for everyone equally
    • All important, but IEEE & IANA especially important to networkers

Discussion: Internet Standards (q. 31)

  • Promotes open Internet
  • 1. Become familiar with the heiarchy of the standards organizations
  • 2. Understand role of ICANN & IANA (Important to us)
  • Video: ICANN and the 7 Keys to the Internet (5:03)

Discussion: IEEE (q. 32)

  • You cannot know too much about IEEE
  • Networking standards are set by IEEE and sub-organizations
  • Link: 802.3 Standards
  • Video: Who is IEEE? (3:55)

Lab: Researching Networking Standards (29 points - 60 minutes)

  • Answer multiple questions within a question for full credit
  • Take home to finish if needed. Pass in tomorrow when you arrive

Assignment: Chapter 3 Study Guide 29-32


Discussion: Select the Case and Fans (q. 220-229)
Link: PC Barebones

  • The type of motherboard you choose determines the type of case that can be used. The size and shape must match exactly.
  • Cases often come with a power supply preinstalled. In this situation, you still need to verify that the power supply provides enough power to operate all the components that will be installed in the case.

Discussion: Select the Power Supply (q. 230-231)
Link: Power Supply Calculator

  • Compatible with motherboard
  • Modular or other
  • Supply required wattage + 25% expansion
  • Right connectors
  • Fit in case

Video: LearnKey: Session 1: Install a Power Supply

Discussion: Select the CPU and CPU Cooling System (q. 232-234)
Link: PC Part Picker

  • CPU is most expensive component
  • Must fit motherboard socket
  • Will determine system performance
  • Choose cooling type
  • Cooler must fit case

Video: LearnKey: Session 1: CPUs and Cooling

Assignment: Chapter 1 Study Guide 220-234

10/24/18 CCNA1
Section 2
Activity: Hand in any homework BEFORE CLASS STARTS please
Video: How Stuff Works: "Fundamentals of Internet of Things" (12:46)

Discussion: The Benefits of Using a Layered Model (q. 33-35)

  • Assisting in protocol design
  • Fostering competition
  • One layer from affecting other layers
  • Providing a common language
  • What's the difference between a Protocol Model (TCP/IP) vs. Reference Model (OSI)?

Discussion: The OSI Reference Model (q. 36)

  • The diagram depicts the OSI Model. You will need to memorize the layers and the network function at each layer.

CBTNugg: 100-101 #03: Speaking the Language of the OSI Model (47:43)

Assignment: CCNA1 Chapter 3 Study Guide 33-36

Homework: You must memorize the 7 Layers of the OSI Model (and learn what occurs at each layer)


Discussion: Select RAM (q. 238-239)
Video: Professor Messer: Understanding PC Memory (10:59)

  • Unbuffered memory
  • Buffered memory

Video: LearnKey: RAM Features

Assignment: A+ Chapter 1 Study Guide 235-237
10/25/18 CCNA1

Halloween Contest Tomorrow - bring in $1 (2018)

End of 1st Grading Period (2018)

Binders due today - use rubric and grade yourself first (2018)

Video: Professor Messer: Understanding the OSI Model (8:28)

Review: The OSI Reference Model
Discussion: The TCP/IP Protocol Model (Review - you should know this by now) (q. 37)
Discussion OSI Model and the TCP/IP Model Comparison (q. 38--39)

  • Please do not throw sausage pizza away
  • All people seem to need data processing

Activity: (1&2) OSI Layer Functions

Video: Mike Meyers OSI and TCP/IP Models (12:03)

Activity:, 1 & 2 (q. 40)

Assignment: Chapter 3 Study Guide 37-40


Discussion: Select Adapter Cards (q. 240-250)
Video: Professor Messer: Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards (8:09)

  • Graphics card
  • Sound card
  • Storage Controllers
  • I/O Cards
  • NICs
  • Capture Cards

Video: LearnKey: Install and Configure Expansion Cards
Assignment: Chapter 1 Study Guide 238-248

10/26/18 CCNA1

Halloween Contest 8:30 (2018)

Subnet Practice: Class B #1

Video: Eli the Computer Guy: The OSI Model Demystified (18:40)

PT Investigating the TCP/IP and OSI Models in Action (Take your time! Learn!) Due Monday

Homework: Study for Section 2 Quiz Monday - Study!! Lots to memorize!


None today

10/29/18 CCNA1

Due: PT Investigating the TCP/IP and OSI Models in Action

1. Clean Workstations - End of 1st Quarter

Activity: Create poster of OSI & TCP/IP Models.

Review: Section 2
Quiz: Section 2

Discussion: Message Segmentation (q. 41)

  • Segmentation
  • Benefits to segmentation
    • Fewer resends needed
  • Multiplexing
    • Share bandwidth

Discussion: Protocol Data Units (q. 42)

  • The form that a piece of data takes at any layer is called a protocol data unit (PDU)
  • Memorize the name of the PDU at each layer

Activity: Add PDUs to your poster

Discussion: Encapsulation Example (q. 43-44)

Discussion: De-encapsulation (q. 45-46)

Assignment: Chapter 3 Study Guide 41-46

  A+ None today
10/30/18 CCNA

Subnet Practice Class B #2
Activity: Identify the PDU Layer


Discussion: Select Hard Drives (q. 249-252)

  • Internal or external
  • HDD, SSD, or SSHD
  • Hot-swappable
  • Heat generation
  • Noise generation
  • Power requirements

Video: PCI SSD (20:00)

Video: LearnKey: Storage Devices

Discussion: Select a Media Reader (q. 253-254)

  • Secure digital (SD)
  • MicroSD
  • MiniSD
  • Compact Flash
  • Memory Stick
  • eMMC
  • xD

Discussion: Select Optical Drives (q. 255-256)

Discussion: Select External Storage (q. 257-258)
Video: Professor Messer: An Overview of Storage Devices (10:27)

Discussion: Select Input and Output Devices (q. 259)
Video: Professor Messer: An Overview if Input and Output Devices (2:56)

Lab: Research Computer Components
Hint: Resource:

  • Part 1: 12 pts. - 20 minutes
  • Part 2: 15 pts. - 30 minutes
    • Justify components selected! - don't just put anything down
    • Answer questions completely please. I can't grade it if you don't tell me enough
    • Use equipment suppliers on
  • ****Change Computer Case in lab to NZXT Source 220 (not 210)

Assignment: Chapter 1 Study Guide 249-259

10/31/18 CCNA None today
  A+ Thick and Thin Clients (q. 260)
Video: YouTube: Thin Client vs. Traditional PC (Thick client) (3:59)

  • Know the difference
  • What are we using in the classroom? CAx Workstation (q. 261-262)
Video: YouTube: Xi CAD Workstation (4:31)

  • Know what makes them unique
  • You will need to know for future lab Audio Editing Workstation (q. 263-265)
Video: Professor Messer: Graphics Workstations (8:27)

  • Know what makes them unique
  • You will need to know for future lab

Discussion: Virtualization Workstations (q. 266-269)
Video: Professor Messer: Client-Side Virtualization (5:05)

  • Becoming more and more popular
  • Huge cost savings in corporate environment
  • Huge cost savings in education

Discussion: Gaming PCs (q. 270)
Video: YouTube: Newegg DIY Garage: How to Build a Gaming PC (29:25)

  • Know what makes them unique
  • You will need to know for future lab

Discussion: Home Theater PCs (q. 271-272 finish study guide - turn in)
Video: YouTube: How To Build a Home Theater PC (HTPC)

  • Know what makes them unique
  • You will need to know for future lab
Classwork/Homework: Lab Lab - Build a Specialized Computer System (62 points)

Assignment: Chapter 1 Study Guide 260-272 (finish)
Homework: Study for Chapter 1 Test!!

11/01/18 CCNA1

Resource: 220-901 A+ Exam Objectives (Put your name on it and put a check mark beside everything that we've learned in Chapter 1)

Video: Professor Messer: RAID (5:53)

Activity: IM "Identify the PDU Layer"

Discussion Network Addresses (q. 47-48)

  • Network layer source and destination addresses (Logical address)
    • Source IP address
    • Destination IP address
  • Data link layer source and destination addresses (Physical address)
    • Source MAC address
    • Destination MAC address

Discussion Data Link Addresses (q. 49-50)

  • L2 and L3 Headers
  • The frame contains a data link header and data link trailer
  • Data link (MAC) address changes at each hop throughout the network

Discussion Communicating with a Device on the Same Network (q. 51-54)

  • Network portion of address
  • Host portion of address
    • The subnet mask determines which portion of the address is which
  • Source IP address
  • Destination IP address
  • Source MAC address
  • Destination MAC address

Discussion: Communicating with a Device on a Remote Network (q. 55-56)

  • Frame is sent to default gateway

Video: CBT I "The Tale of Two Packets" (20:47) - Converted Old

Activity: Local vs. Remote Destination Practice Worksheet

  • Activity 1: Source to Local Destination
  • Activity 2: Source to Remote Destination

Assignment: Chapter 3 Study Guide 47-56 (finish)

Assignment: Study for Chapter 3, Section 3 Quiz


None today

11/02/18 CCNA1

Activity: Local vs. Remote Destination Practice Worksheet

Lab Installing Wireshark (read only - for your information)
Lab: Using Wireshark to View Network Traffic

Activity: Guaranteed to Work!

Discussion: Chapter Summary

Homework Assignment: Study for Chapter 3 Test Wednesday

On your Own: Video: CBT "Speaking the Language of the OSI Model" (47:43)

(Optional Homework) Study Official Cert Guide: Chapter 1: Networking Fundamentals
(Optional Homework) Chapter 3 Pre-Test Reinforcement Exercise

Video: Cisco Netacad Routing and Switching v6.0 - Chapter 3 (14:39)

Homework/Review: Chapter 3 PowerPoint

  A+ Review: Chapter 1
Homework: Study for Chapter 1 Test
11/05/18 CCNA1

Review: Chapter 3 PowerPoint
Activity: PowerPoint Review Questions (8 pts.)

Video: Review CCNA1 v6.0 Chapter 3

Activity: Chapter 3 Quiz

CCNA Test: Chapter 3 (9:00)

Discussion/Assignment: Thomas A. Edison quote


Lab Lab - Build a Specialized Computer System (62 points) Going, going . . . gone

Review: Chapter 1 PowerPoint v6.0


Video: Chapter 3, Section 2 Review (20:15)

Video: YouTube: Mike Meyers' OSI and TCP/IP Model (12:10)

Review Assignment: Network Address Worksheet Practice

Video: YouTube: Professor Messer: Managing Electrostatic Discharge

Video: YouTube: Professor Messer: Computer Safety Procedures (7:15)
Video: YouTube: 5 Classes of Fire (2:08) Please view this video to answer questions 12-15