CIS-295: Network Design and Implementation

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Computer Information Systems
Academic Level
Course Subject
Computer Information Systems
Course Number
Course Title
Network Design and Implementation
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
CNT-220, CIS-124, CIS-244 or CIS-229, and CIS-113 or CIS-242
Catalog Course Description

A capstone course covering the design, implementation, and support of a Local Area Network (LAN). Examines basic LAN design methods and tools, Network Operating Systems, LAN implementation considerations, LAN hardware, and network troubleshooting techniques. Includes the design and implementation of a LAN in a lab setting complete with file servers, system backups, wireless and wired clients, printing, Internet Access, configuration of switches, VLANs, routers, VPNs, and firewalls.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Basics of LAN Design
  2. Customer Needs Assessment
  3. Network Design
  4. Implementation Plan and Timelines
  5. Install and Configure all Server and LAN components
  6. Network Testing & Evaluation
  7. Implementation Project Presentations
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Analyze customer requirements for a new Local Area Network (LAN).
  2. Design a LAN solution detailing structured cabling components, switches, routers, desktop and server hardware, network and client operating systems.
  3. Create a technical project plan and timeline for implementation.
  4. Install, configure and fully implement your network design.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • The above objectives will be verified by their design proposal.
  • The working implementation of the designed LAN.
  • The group presentation made explaining their design.

Approval Dates

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