Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Networking
This course introduces students to the key concepts of data communications, telecommunications and networking. The course provides a solid introduction to networking fundamentals including key acronyms, protocols and components that are essential to understanding how networks operate today. Upon completion, the student will have a solid understanding of how information travels from a source computer to a destination computer across a complex network.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
- Recommended: Computer experience.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Compare the different types of hardware required in networking.
- Interpret output from networking software tools.
- Explore options for managing and optimizing networks.
- Characterize how protocols function within a layered communication system.
- Explain how addresses are used to exchange information.
- Investigate the flow of information between communicating network devices.
- Examine current technologies used in local area networks (LANs).
- Identify technologies used in wide area networks (WANs).
- Determine appropriate media and connectors for various networking scenarios.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.