CTCITC 115: Introduction to Networking

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COURSE CONTENT:

A. Data Communication using the TCP/IP Model
B. Business Communication Standards and Practices
C. Network Topologies and Protocols
D. Backbone Networks, High Speed Networks

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the basic hardware, software and services components used in network systems.
  • Compare and contrast the alternatives in LAN media, topologies, access methods, and media.
  • Demonstrate a layered approach to networking.  (For example the open connection (OSI) reference model).
  • Identify and evaluate appropriate media for networks (such as cabling, wireless, fiber, etc.)
  • Evaluate appropriate network media topologies
  • Describe the major network layer protocols with an emphasis on IPv4 and/or IPv6, including addressing, subnetting, network address translation and IP configuration.
  • Given a scenario, perform subnetting
  • Describe the major functions of network operating systems and directory services.
  • Troubleshoot networks using standard troubleshooting tools.
  • Describe the advantages/disadvantages of various network protocols.
  • Select or determine appropriate network security process or approach for given situations.
  • Build a (simple) network using routers and switches

By the end of this course, students may be able to:

  • Describe and identify the basic hardware, software and service components used in network systems.
  • Compare and contrast the alternatives in LAN and WAN topologies, access methods, and media.
  • Describe the need for and structure of networking models such as Open System Interconnection (OSI) and Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Compare and contrast the different types of network cabling.
  • Describe the major functions of network operating systems and directory services.
  • Describe the process of troubleshooting networks and using standard tools.