Computer Information Systems

CIS 171

Introduction to Networking

Course Description

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.)

  • None.
  • Recommended: Computer experience.

Course Competencies

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.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/11/2015

 171027715Intro Networking OE/OE3Schlick W$30.0031/31/0Open
 171122771Intro to Networking Online3Baron TS$30.0028/31/0Open

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2015

 171142845Intro Networking 3Baron TS$40.0022/22/0Open
W 01:00PM-04:38PMAS950

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 171047726Intro Networking OE/OE3Baron TS$30.0031/31/0Open
 171142771Introduction to Networking Online3Schlick W$30.0031/31/0Open
 171142874Intro Networking 3Parker M$40.0022/22/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:52PMAS950

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