TE 185 - Network Fundamentals
Credit Hours: 3
This is the first of four courses in the CCNA track and is intended to teach students the fundamentals of computer networks and provide students with the starting point for learning to design, build, and troubleshoot computer networks. This course is also designed, in part, to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and the Cisco Certified Entry-Level (CCENT) exams. CCNA certification validates a person's ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN.
Course topics include, but are not limited to, focus on IP Networks, Network Devices, OSI, TCP/IP and IP Addressing, LAN/WAN Topology and Design, and Router and Switch IOS Basics.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- understand and describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet;
- understand and describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments;
- design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 networks;
- explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations;
- build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches;
- use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations; and
- utilize common network utilities to verify small network operations and analyze data traffic.