CIS-112: Introduction to Networking

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Computer Technology
Computer Information Systems
Academic Level
Course Subject
Computer Information Systems
Course Number
Course Title
Introduction to Networking
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

An introductory-level course covering the basics of Local and Wide Area Networking. Discusses the OSI model, TCP/IP, Ethernet, media architecture, and networking hardware. Also covers basic Wireless concepts, DNS, the Internet as well as how to troubleshoot common network problems.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Networking Standards and the OSI Model
  2. Transmission Basics and Networking Media
  3. TCP/IP Protocols
  4. Topologies and Ethernet Standards
  5. WANs and Remote Connectivity
  6. Networking Hardware
  7. Troubleshooting Basic Network Issues
  8. Basic Wireless Networking Concepts
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Discuss networking standards and the OSI Model.
  • Analyze TCP/IP configurations using both command line and GUI tools.
  • Identify both LAN and WAN topologies and discuss their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Explain the differences between common networking hardware components.
  • Describe basic Wireless LAN concepts.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Examinations and Lab Evaluations

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Departmental Exam
Skilled Demonstration
Skilled Demonstration Details

Skills-based assessment proficient score, assessment administered by the Computer Information Systems department faculty. Faculty will assess skills-based assessment based on evaluation rubric. Assessment information located in Department Office. Students must also complete a departmental exam and have proper licensure/certification.

CompTia Network+ Certification or TestOut Network Pro Certification
Licensure/Certification Details

CompTia Network+ Certification OR TestOut Network Pro Certification must be current. Department faculty will verify certification(s). Verified certifications, and the Credit for Prior College-Level Learning application will be signed, copied, and retained in the Department Office. Students must also complete a departmental exam and a skilled demonstration.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date