Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 19, 2020  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog
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NWIT 151 - Introduction to Networking

(G only) CE

An introduction to networking technologies. This course covers the basics of networking, the open systems interconnection (OSI) reference model, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) addressing, electricity, specifications and techniques of building data cabling, and local area network/wide area network (LAN/WAN) technologies. Assessment Level(s): MATH 050   Three hours each week. Formerly NW 151.

3 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Describe the common network devices, the OSI model, common network protocols, features of LANs and WANs, types of network topologies, and bandwidth.
  • Describe the electrical properties of conductors, semiconductors, and insulators and describe the characteristics of networking media.
  • Describe the types of waves characteristic of network media, attenuation, impedance, noise, and crosstalk.
  • Perform basic network media cable testing.
  • Describe the characteristics of Ethernet networks and client/server networks, the function of network devices and router serial ports, and the characteristics of WAN technologies.
  • Describe the basics of Ethernet technologies, the framing process, MAC, CSMA/CD, the types of duplex, and 10/100/1000/10000BPS Ethernet technologies.
  • Describe Ethernet bridging and switching.
  • Describe TCP/IP protocol suite and IP addressing.
  • Describe routing fundamentals, router functions, routing protocols, data encapsulation process, IP packet structure, and router path selection.
  • Describe subnetting.
  • Describe TCP/IP transport layer and application layers.
  • Be prepared for more specialized networking tracks such as wireless technologies, systems engineering/administration (Microsoft track), network engineering/administration (Cisco track), or security management.

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