Students learn basic networking concepts including building networks, connecting to a network and connecting networks. Included are peer-to-peer, client/server relationships, network topologies, media, architectures, the OSI model, Ethernet and TCP/IP protocols, IPv4/IPv6 and MAC addressing, routers/routing, network printing, NAT, VPN's, wireless, serial communication, Bluetooth, NFC, and DSRC. The course also provides a strong foundation in preparation for the CompTIA Network+ Exam. This course was previously CST 225.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6
Level II Prereq: Basic computer skills with the Windows Operating System would be extremely helpful or completion of CIS 100.