CST 208 W - Introduction to Computer Networking
This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of computer networking including network topology, design, implementation, troubleshooting support, and security. Students will investigate hardware, software and applications that relate to configuring Local Area Network (LAN) and a Wide Area Network (WAN). Popular network protocols and network operating systems will be covered in detail.
Prerequisite: CST 119 Computer Concepts and Applications
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the various topologies used to construct computer networks.
2. Understand the differences between network devices such as hubs, switches and routers.
3. Explain the functions of each layer in the ISO/OSI and TCP/IP protocol stacks.
4. Install and/or configure a computer to participate on a network.
5. Troubleshoot networks using built in utility programs.
6. Use remote connectivity and file transfer programs.
7. Understand the role of client computers in the client server network paradigm.
8. Discover and implement various methods to mitigate risks and threats associated with networked computers.
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