Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
IT 151
90 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Networking Fundamentals and Basic Network Security


The course objective is to provide students with training, practice, and knowledge in computer networking. The basis for the course includes prep for the CompTIA certification path designed to help students prepare for and pass the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Certification Exam to become CompTIA Network+ certified. The course aligns to CompTIA Network+ competencies, including network architecture, network operations, network security, troubleshooting, industry standards and practices, and network theory. Additionally, the course offers students CompTIA Network+ practice exams and a CompTIA Network+ exam discount for students who complete the course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe basic network theory concepts
  • Configure the appropriate IP addressing components given a scenario
  • Given a scenario, implement the appropriate wireless technologies and configurations
  • Deploy the appropriate cabling solution given a scenario
  • Explain the purposes and use cases for advanced networking devices
  • Explain the purposes of virtualization and network storage technologies
  • Use appropriate documentation and diagrams to manage the network
  • Compare and contrast business continuity and disaster recovery concepts
  • Summarize the purposes of physical security devices
  • Explain authentication and access controls
  • Summarize common networking attacks
  • Explain common mitigation techniques and their purposes
  • Understand network troubleshooting and tools
  • Troubleshoot common wired connectivity and performance issues, common wireless connectivity and performance issues, and common network service issues
  • Explain the purposes and uses of ports and protocols and the concepts and characteristics of routing and switching
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of network topologies, types and technologies
  • Explain the functions of network services
  • Understand infrastructure
  • Determine the appropriate placement of networking devices on a network and install/configure them
  • Compare and contrast WAN technologies
  • Understand network operations
  • Explain common scanning, monitoring and patching processes and summarize their expected outputs
  • Understand basic network security
  • Given a scenario, secure a basic wireless network
  • Implement network device hardening tactics

General Topics:

  • Network models
  • Cabling and topology
  • Ethernet basics
  • Modern Ethernet
  • Installing a physical network
  • TCP/IP basics
  • Routing
  • TCP/IP applications
  • Network naming
  • Securing TCP/IP
  • Advanced networking devices
  • IPv6
  • Remote connectivity
  • Wireless networking
  • Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Mobile networking
  • Building a real-world network
  • Managing risk
  • Protecting your network
  • Network monitoring
  • Network troubleshooting
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Laboratory
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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