National CAE Designated Institution
  • Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course presents the principles of data communications and computer networks. The student examines network hardware, topologies, communications protocols and network operating systems, emphasizing TCP/IP networks for the microcomputer environment. The course provides a foundation for those preparing for the Computing Technology Industry Association's (CompTIA) Network+ Certification exam

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss current issues in Networking, including ethics, security, standards, and applications. [Program Goal 4],
  • Explain data communications concepts, including protocols, media, and types of networks. [Program Goal 1],
  • Explain the types of and purpose for using various network topologies. [Program Goal 1],
  • Analyze the types of hardware that are required by different kinds of networks. [Program Goal 1],
  • Examine network functionality and operations including wireless technologies. [Program Goal 1],
  • Examine TCP/IP networking by exploring packet specifications, subnet design, security, and routing. [Program Goal 1],
  • Design a network by planning for the most appropriate network to solve a given problem. [Program Goal 3],
  • Formulate solutions to network problems by examining network management issues and monitoring network activities. [Program Goal 2]

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