|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|CIS 171||Introduction to Networking||(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.|
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.)
- Computer experience highly recommended.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Compare the different types of hardware required in networking.
- Differentiate the different types of software that are required in networking.
- Explain computer processes.
- Examine how protocols are used to transmit information across a network.
- Explain how addresses are used by computers to send and receive information.
- Investigate the flow of information between two communicating network devices.
- Explain current technologies used in local area networks (LANs).
- Explain current technologies used in wide area networks (WANs).
- Explain media used in networking.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the CIS section of the current course schedule for availability.