Oct 22, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IT 351 - Computer Networks

Computer network communications including LAN and WAN Topologies, Protocols and Services, such as TCP/IP, and Ethernet, within the context of the OSI Reference Model.  Formerly IT 452, students may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define fundamental networking concepts, components, and functions and the three basic network designs
  • Describe how network components are linked either by physical media such as cable or by wireless methods such as infrared or radio transmissions
  • Explain the theoretical structure which forms the foundation of all network activity (OSI model)
  • Identify the different network components such as drivers, packets, and protocols
  • Explain how the access methods control the flow of data across the network
  • Describe the major components, features, and functions of the primary network architectures or layouts
  • Describe the operating system, applications, utilities, and special languages that make it possible for networks to provide the services they do. (Client/Server)
  • Explain what is involved in managing and supporting a network in its day-to-day functions of providing services to its users
  • Describe how networks grow from a LAN into larger WAN’ s
  • Describe how to manage a network to keep it running smoothly
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