Sep 29, 2023
NWIT 151 - Introduction to Networking
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. In addition, this course is also the first in a series of courses designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination. Assessment Level(s): MATH 050 . Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017 or MATH 020 or MATH 030 or MATH 045 without appropriate Math assessment score.
Upon completion of this course, 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 characteristics of networking media, the types of waves characteristic of network media, media interference.
- 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 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet technologies.
- Describe Ethernet switching features and security fundamentals.
- Describe IPv4 and v6 addressing and subnetting.
- Describe routing fundamentals, router functions, routing protocols, data encapsulation process, IP packet structure, and router path selection.
- Describe TCP/IP transport layer and application layers.
- Describe the network security fundamentals.
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