Required Courses (16 hours)
This course provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include basics of communication, converged networks, OSI and TCP/IP network models, Application layer protocols, services, and application, Transport layer protocols and services, Network layer addressing and routing concepts, IPv4 and IPv6, calculating IPv4 subnets, Data Link layer and encapsulation process, Physical layer components and data encoding, Ethernet and network protocol analysis, network cabling, and basic network configuration.
The goal is to develop an understanding of how a router learns about remote networks and networks and determines the best path to those networks. Topics include basics of routing, static routing, dynamic routing, distance vector routing, distance vector routing, protocols, VLSM and CIDR, routing table in-depth, link state routing, and link state routing protocols.
The goal is to develop an understanding of how switches are interconnected and configured to provide network access to LAN users. This course also teaches how to integrate wireless devices into a LAN. Topics include LAN design, basic switch concepts and configuration, VLAN concepts and configuration, VTP concepts and configuration, STP concepts and configuration, Inter-VLAN routing, and basic wireless concepts and configuration.
Provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include: introduction to WANs, WAN protocols, basic network security and ACLs, remote access, IP addressing services, and network troubleshooting.