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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TE 185 - Intro to Networks (ITN)

Credit Hours: 4

Introduction to Networks (ITN) 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).  The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Configure switches and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources.
  2. Explain how physical and data link layer protocols support the operation of Ethernet in a switched network.
  3. Configure routers to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
  4. Create IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes and verify network connectivity between devices.
  5. Explain how the upper layers of the OSI model support network applications.
  6. Configure a small network with security best practices.
  7. Troubleshoot connectivity in a small network.

F/S (S, D)