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CIT 120 - Networking Concepts

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: CIT 115  

This course introduces students to the configuration, management and troubleshooting of wired and wireless network devices. Students learn about emerging technologies with respect to mobile, cloud and virtualization technologies. Topics include networking concepts, infrastructure, network operations, security and troubleshooting. Course objectives are consistent with many of those required for CompTIA Network+ certification.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain devices, applications, protocols and services at their appropriate OSI layers.
  2. Configure appropriate IP addressing components.
  3. Compare the characteristics of network topologies, types and technologies.
  4. Implement appropriate wireless technologies and configurations.
  5. Determine the appropriate placement of networking devices on a network.
  6. Summarize outputs from common scanning, monitoring and patching processes.
  7. Identify network policies and best practices.
  8. Summarize common networking attacks.
  9. Troubleshoot common network service issues.
Listed Topics
  1. LAN and WAN protocols
  2. OSI networking model
  3. TCP/IP protocols, addresses and ports
  4. Network topologies and cables
  5. Wireless 802.11 standards
  6. Network devices (switches, routers, bridges, firewalls)
  7. Polices and best practices
  8. Malware attacks and countermeasures
Reference Materials
Textbook/materials, current and appropriate software, multimedia for lecture and demonstration as required by the instructor and access to the internet. Relevant materials for CompTIA’s Network+ certification are appropriate for a textbook..
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 11/13/2020

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