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(IT 280) Computer Networking

End-user fundamentals including local area networks, home networks, wireless networks, routers, firewalls, ports, address sharing, dynamic host configuration, OSI model, IPv4, netmasks, subnets, and troubleshooting.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Programs -

Course Outcomes

  1. Explain computer networking and telecommunication concepts, communication protocols, and routing processes.
  2. Investigate physical networking topologies, technologies, media, and devices commonly used in wired and wireless local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) to interconnect network segments and nodes.
  3. Explore and analyze mainstream network management practices, hardware tools, troubleshooting utilities, and optimization techniques used to test network connectivity, improve network performance, and address common connectivity issues.
  4. Identify and describe common network security threats, and explain software, hardware, and best practices used to reduce susceptibility to attack.