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Syllabus for CNT 52 / CIS 66 Networking Fundamentals

CNT 52 / CIS 66

Networking Fundamentals

3.00 Units

This course provides an introduction to computer networking fundamentals skills needed to meet the industry demand for entry-level Network Technicians. Topics include: Ethernet network fundamentals, Local Area Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WAN) technologies, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, wiring implementations, network adapters and connectivity devices, IPv4/IPv6 addressing, Voice over IP (VoIP), and wireless standards. Tools to help prevent cyberattacks with IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems), authentication, and encryption are demonstrated. Student labs include: configuration of a SOHO (Small Office/Home Office), a firewall, a virtual private network (VPN), a switch, and a router and documenting a networking using professional drawing software. The responsibilities of an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) professional will be introduced. This course prepares students for the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam. This professional certification verifies the student has the knowledge equivalent to that of an ICT technician with about 12 months of hands-on experience.

Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.

College: Las Positas College

Division: CATSS

CRN 20441 (Fall 2016)

Start and End Dates

AUG 17, 2016

DEC 20, 2016

Days and Times

T 06:30 PM - 09:20 PM

T 09:30 PM - 10:20 PM


L800 804

Required Materials

Testout Network Pro N10-005 ISBN 978-1-935080-43-5

Student Learning Outcomes

  • StartFragmentSet up a home or business networkEndFragment

Measurable Objectives

  • list and explain the layers of the OSI model and the TCP/IP Stack and desribe the roles of protocol layers in data networks

  • describe and differentiate the devices, protocols, and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet

  • calculate both IPv4 and IP6 subnets, and segment a large network into smaller parts

  • evaluate the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments

  • design and assemble an Ethernet network and a wireless network, including routers, switches, and cables

  • explain Ethernet topologies, and relevant IEEE hardware and software specifications

  • describe the major functions of LAN hardware protocols such as Ethernet; and WAN protocols such as T-series, DSL, ATM, and Frame Relay

  • build a router and switch topology; and configure the devices to communicate with computers

  • compose CISCO command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configration

  • identify the responsibilities of a LAN system administrator

  • draw typical network diagrams, using software tools such as Microsoft Visio

  • monitor the network activity using monitoring tools to view packets and analyze traffic

Other Policies

Course Specific Information

Network+ Certification

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1 Introductions

  • Lesson 2 Network Basics

  • Lesson 3 Cables and Connectors

  • Lesson 4 Network Devices

  • Lesson 5 IP Configuration

  • Lesson 6 Switch Management

  • Lesson 7 Routing

  • Lesson 8 Firewalls

  • Lesson 9 Network Customization

  • Lesson 10 Wireless Networking

  • Lesson 11 Wide Area Networks

  • Lesson 12 Network Policies and Procedures

  • Lesson 13 Network Security

  • Lesson 14 Network Hardening

  • Lesson 15 Network Management

  • Lesson 16 Network Optimization


Syllabus subject to change on notification by instructor. If you have any questions about this syllabus contact your instructor.

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