Computer Networking – it230 (3 credits)
The fundamentals of networking and telecommunications are introduced in this course. Topics include the rationale of networking and its benefits and utilization within a business environment. Data and voice communications are covered broadly, as are connectivity protocols, including Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model, networking standards, and rationale are also presented. Primary network topologies of local area networks (LANs) and their connectivity to larger enterprise wide area networks (WANs) are studied within a business context.
Wide Area Network Design
- Design a wide area network using existing hardware components.
- Describe how information travels through the network.
Business Uses for Networks
- Summarize common network protocols.
- Determine common applications that business users require in a networked office.
Network Remote Access
- Summarize remote access techniques.
- Justify a remote access solution.
Securing the Network
- Analyze basic network security principles.
- Assess potential solutions for disaster recovery.
Backup and Disaster Recovery
- Describe different backup and disaster recovery solutions.
- Prepare a backup and disaster recovery plan.
Overview of Networks and Terminology
- Determine reasons to create an onsite network for a company.
- Apply common networking terms.
- Identify the layers and functions of the OSI model.
Network Design Techniques
- Outline the pros and cons of various network design techniques.
- Prepare a comprehensive network design plan.
Wide Area Network Equipment
- Calculate bandwidth needs for wide area networks.
- Identify telecommunications network components.
- Write cabling specifications for a given project.
- Name the various types of network topologies and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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