Sep 21, 2023  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
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CIS 119 - Network Essentials

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Comprehensive introduction to computer networks and data communications. Includes computer networks and services, transmission media and connection, network models, popular protocol suites, other network issues, and network operating systems.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 136  
Recommendation: Completion of CIS 103  before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: This course may help in the preparation for the CompTIA Network+ exam.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify network and internetwork connectivity devices.
  2. Describe key network protocols and standards.
  3. Implement network security standards and protocols.
  4. Use network devices to segment network traffic.
  5. Evaluate solutions to common networking problems.
  6. Explain the elements of network management.

  1. Networking concepts
    1. Common ports, protocols and services
    2. OSI Model
    3. Routing and switching
    4. IP addressing
      1. Address assignments
      2. Subnetting
      3. Private and reserved addresses
  2. Network topologies
  3. Wireless
  1. 802.11 standards
  2. Cellular
    1. Cloud concepts
  1. Infrastructure
    1. Cabling
      1. Common media types
      2. Connectors and transceivers
      3. Cable and ethernet standards
  2. Topology of network devices
  3. Advanced networking devices
  4. Virtualization
  1. Virtual network devices
  2. Network storage devices
    1. WAN technologies
  1. Network operations
  1. Documentation and diagramming
  2. Business continuity and disaster recovery
  3. Remote access
  1. Network security
  1. Physical security devices
  2. Authentication and access control
  3. Wireless security
  4. Common network attacks
  5. Network device hardening and mitigation techniques
  6. Troubleshooting and tools

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22

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