(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. An introduction to networking technologies for local area networks, wide area networks, and wireless networks. The aim is to recognize the type of network design appropriate for a given scenario. Topics include the OSI (open system interconnection) model, security, and networking protocols. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 265 or CMIT 265M.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- Apply the concepts of the OSI model in the design, management, and troubleshooting of networks
- Identify and compare network devices, media, and topologies
- Select, assemble, and install cables and distribution panels in compliance with wiring standards
- Identify and apply networking tools, technologies, security principles, and protocols to network infrastructure, including LANs, WLANs, and WANs