Local Area Networking Fundamentals – cit245 (3 credits)

This course addresses the fundamentals of local area networking (LAN). Students will learn about Ethernet LANs, wireless LANs (WLAN), and LAN connections. This will include securing the network, transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP), troubleshooting switches, WLAN security, and constructing a network address scheme.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Building a Simple Network (TCP/IP)

  • Describe basic performance features of an Ethernet network.
  • Explain key functions of the Transport layer.

  • Describe the devices that work at the lower layers of the OSI model and their functions.

Ethernet LANs

  • Identify issues related to increased traffic on an Ethernet LAN.

  • Describe how data packets travel through Ethernet LAN networks.
  • List and describe features and functions of Cisco IOS Software

Ethernet LANs (Switching)

  • Describe functions and performance of a Layer 2 Switch.

  • Demonstrate understanding of the Cisco IOS utilizing online labs.

Wireless LANs and Voice over IP (VoIP)

  • Describe the basic components and topology of a wireless network.

  • Explain the need for wireless security and the basic steps that need to be taken to secure a wireless network.

  • Recognize the basic components and requirements needed to support VoIP.

Building a Simple Network

  • Identify common physical components of various network topologies.
  • Compare common security threats and threat mitigation options.
  • Identify the layers of the OSI Model and basic functions of each level.

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