Course Summary
Credit Type:
37 hours (7 weeks total)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Information Technology


Upon the successful completion of the course, the student will be able to create a presentation on how an assigned OSI layer works and operates, the protocols used in the layer, and how the layer overlaps with other layers; provide a client with a report comparing and contrasting Network Operating Systems and the best fit recommendation; select the appropriate LAN topology (star, extended, star, bus, PP, ring) for a given physical and logical design; design a workable set of IP addresses (either Class A, B, and C) for a given set of networks; successfully install and configure a network and install and configure a router on a network; establish drive mappings and file sharing capabilities for users; identify preventative maintenance and procedure for troubleshooting networks, and research and report of comparing and contrasting network security solutions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify various types of networks
  • Identify types of network cables and connectors and categorize characteristics of connectors and cabling
  • Identify and explain standard TCP and UDP ports, protocols, and their purpose
  • Distinguish between number of bits, format, and addressing capability of IPv4 vs. IPv6
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of standards for cabling runs that are terminated at A wiring closet patch panel
  • Completely set up a functioning peer-to-peer LAN, troubleshoot LAN operations, and choose appropriate LAN topology for a given physical and logical design
  • Design a workable set of IP addresses for a given set of networks

General Topics:

  • Introduction to Networks and Protocols
  • Topologies, Media Access, Hardware and Protocols
  • IP Addressing and Connectivity Utilities
  • Network Configuration and Installation
  • WAN Technologies and Protocol
  • Network Security
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials