Computer Networking (3) Introduction to Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs), including transmission mediums, protocols, topologies, software, and hardware.
CMPET 333 Computer Networking (3)
The purpose of the course is to understand the principles of networking as applied to local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs). The students learn internetworking models such as the OSI seven-layer, Ethernet, and Cisco three-layer models. Network topologies and various connectivity devices are investigated to form networks. Cisco IOS is introduced and console port and web interfaces are used for configuring Cisco devices. Subnetting is discussed and Cisco switches and routers are used for the implementation of LANs and WANs. Various protocols such as ARP, ICMP, IP, and TCP are presented and a software protocol analyzer is utilized. Applications such as file-sharing and remote data collection are investigated. Laboratory exercises reinforce concepts developed in lecture.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.