Networking Technology (NET)

NET 110     Networking Concepts4/3

This course introduces students to the networking field. Topics include network terminology and protocols, local-area networks, wide-area networks, OSI model, cabling, router programming, Ethernet, IP addressing, and network standards. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to networking mathematics, terminology, and models, media, Ethernet, subnetting, and TCP/IP Protocols.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NET 113     Home Automation Systems4/3

This course covers the design, installation, testing, troubleshooting, and customer service of a fully automated home. Emphasis is placed on a structured wiring system that integrates the home phone, TV, home theater, audio, video, computer network, lighting, security systems, and automation systems into a pre-wired, remote controlled system. Upon completion, students should be able to design, install, and maintain home automation systems.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NET 125     Introduction to Networks5/3

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. Topics include introduction to the principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Upon completion, students should be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NET 126     Routing Basics5/3

This course focuses on initial router configuration, router software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP, and access control lists (ACLs). Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of router configuration, managing router software, routing protocol, and access lists. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of routers and their role in WANs, router configuration, routing protocols, TCP/IP, troubleshooting, and ACLs.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NET 175     Wireless Technology4/3

This course introduces the student to wireless technology and interoperability with different communication protocols. Topics include Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), Wireless Mark-up language (WML), link manager, service discovery protocol, transport layer and frequency band. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss in written and oral form protocols and procedures required for different wireless applications.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NET 225     Routing & Switching I5/3

This course focuses on advanced IP addressing techniques, intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, VLANs, STP, and VTP. Emphasis will be placed on application and demonstration of skills acquired in pre-requisite courses. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to VLSM, routing protocols, switching concepts and configuration, STP, VLANs, and VTP.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NET 226     Routing and Switching II5/3

This course introduces WAN theory and design, WAN technology, PPP, Frame Relay, ISDN, and additional case studies. Topics include network congestion problems, TCP/IP transport and network layer protocols, advanced routing and switching configuration, ISDN protocols, PPP encapsulation operations on a router. Upon completion, students should be able to provide solutions for network routing problems, identify ISDN protocols, and describe the Spanning Tree protocol.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NET 270     Building Scalable Networks5/3

This course covers principles and techniques of scalable networks. Topics include building multi-layer networks, controlling overhead traffic in growing routed networks, and router capabilities used to control traffic over LANs and WANs. Upon completion, students should be able to design; implement; and improve traffic flow, reliability, redundancy, and performance in enterprise networks.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NET 271     Remote Access Networks5/3

This course covers how to build a remote access network to interconnect central sites to branch offices, home offices, and telecommuters. Topics include enabling on-demand/ permanent connections to the central site, scaling and troubleshooting remote access networks, and maximizing bandwidth utilization over remote links. Upon completion, students should be able to assemble and configure equipment, establish WAN connections, enable protocols/technologies, allow traffic between sites, and implement accessible access control.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NET 289     Networking Project5/3

This course provides an opportunity to complete a significant networking project from the design phase through implementation with minimal instructor support. Emphasis is placed on project definition, documentation, installation, testing, presentation, and training. Upon completion, students should be able to complete a project from the definition phase through implementation.

Prerequisite: Take NET 226;

Corequisite: None