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
- Networking Standards and the OSI Model
- Transmission Basics and Networking Media
- TCP/IP Protocols
- Topologies and Ethernet Standards
- WANs and Remote Connectivity
- Networking Hardware
- Troubleshooting Basic Network Issues
- Basic Wireless Networking Concepts
- 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
Examinations and Lab Evaluations
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
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 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.