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IT 103 - Networking Basics

5 CR

Provides an understanding of the basics of networking to students not majoring in Network Support. Topics include: network topologies, media, protocols, hardware and software. This class also covers content listed for the COMPTIA Network+ exam. Course includes practical experience and business case studies.

Recommended: BTS 161  or equivalent work experience.
Prerequisite(s): Placement by assessment into ENGL 101  or completion of ENGL 092  or ENGL 093  with a C or better.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe network architecture and topologies.
  • Describe the need for and structure of networking models such as Open System Interconnection (OSI) and Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  • Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network devices using appropriate network tools.
  • Make basic network solution recommendations.
  • Discuss common network protocols and media types.
  • Design and implement a simple SOHO (small office home office) network.
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities in networks and describe policies that minimize risks.

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