MSNA1230 Introduction to Networks I

Course Description

Introduction to Networks I covers the architecture, structure, functions and components of the Internet and other computer networks. Students achieve a basic understanding of how networks operate and how to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement Internet Protocol (IP).
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe how physical and data link layer protocols support the operation of Ethernet in a switched network.
  • Explain how the upper layers of the OSI model support network applications.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity in a small network.
  • Describe the operation of protocols at the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) Data Link Layer and explain how they support communications.
  • Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations and analyze the operations and features of common OSI Application Layer protocols such as HTTP, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, Telnet, and FTP.


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2 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 1 lab, 0 other