- Understand Network fundamentals and terminology.
- Understand principles of LAN design such as topology and configuration depending on types of users accessing the network.
- Understand different type of network interfaces and their uses by identifying and using basic Network components, choosing appropriate network type and media.
- Install and administrate network operating systems, configure network hardware.
- Create administer user accounts and permissions.
- Monitor, manage and troubleshoot network to track users and network resources such as printers and other peripheral hardware and software.
- Understand network industry standards such as: the OSI model, Routing Protocols, Address Resolution and Reverse Address Resolution Protocols, IP Addresses and Subnetting, MAC Addressing.
- Define and explain the five conversion steps of data encapsulation.
- Understand uses of broadband and baseband transmission.
- Prepare network documentation.
- Prepare strategic operational plans.
Cisco Alternative (Certificate)
Explain and demonstrate an understanding of:
- Networking and Internetworking.
- Industry standards such as the OSI model, IP and Network Addressing, Address Resolution Protocol and Reverse Address Resolution Protocol, Routing Protocols, Subnetting.
- Network Media.
- LAN design including Network Architecture, topology, and cabling.
Outcomes include those of the Network Design certificate as well as the following general course outcomes:
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in various formats including written documentation, email, spoken word and address communication to an audience of differing knowledge and listening levels by utilizing appropriate terminology, schematics, electronic presentation and technical documentation; as taught in ENG 101 Composition and ENG 106 Technical Writing.
- Demonstrate computational and problem solving skills as applied to the computing industry; as exemplified in ITC 102 Computer Information Concepts, and MAT 119 Math Behind IT.
- Demonstrate knowledge of human relations and team work as applied to the work environment of information technology industry in America and around the world; as taught in HUM 105 Intercultural communications and BUS 140 Customer relations.