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Course Description

This course provides a technical overview of computers and computer networking used in business. Hands-on exercises are provided to give students experience with basic computer and network activities. The content serves as a technical foundation for later courses in the Network Engineering and Software Engineering programs.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the quarter the student will be able to do the following:

  • List, describe and identify the basic components of a modern computer system.
  • Describe how data is stored and accessed by personal computers.
  • Navigate and conduct basic file and folder manipulation in a computer hierarchical file system using both graphical and command line techniques
  • Describe how computers can be connected together and share data in computer networks.
  • List and describe basic networking hardware devices
  • Construct an Ethernet connection cable
  • Connect computers in a simple network and share data between the computers.
  • Describe how the Internet functions
  • List and describe benefits and dangers of the Internet
  • Conduct basic Internet searches
  • List and describe mobile computing technologies
  • List and describe possible future trends in networking

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.