Introduction to Networking     CA-230  Khan


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Syllabus                                     by Rashid Khan

CAT 230 Introduction to Networking

 Credits:          2-2-3     Prerequisite:  CA 101                                                           

 Brief Description

 This course provides the student with a general understanding of data communication concepts and applications. The course emphasizes terminology, examines hardware alternatives, network protocols, network software, error detection/correction and network security.  Includes hands-on experience building a small local-area network (LAN).  Prepares the student for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

 Course Objectives and Outcomes

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

          Know the layers of the OSI model

         Describe the features and functions of network components

         Install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols

 Textbook      Introduction to Networking            McGraw Hill        ISBN: 0072226781

 Selected Topics (subject to change)

         Network topologies (star, bus, mesh, ring, wireless)

         Network access protocols (802.2, 802.3, 802.5, 802.11b, FDDI)

         Characteristics of 802.3, 10BASE, Gigabit Ethernet

         Network media connectors (RJ-11, RJ-45, AUI, BNC, ST, SC)

         Network components (hub, switch, bridge, router, gateway, CSU/DSU, NIC, wireless access point, modem)

         OSI model

         Network protocols (TCP/IP, IPX/SPC, NetBEUI, AppleTalk)

         Network services (DHCP/bootp, DNS, NAT/ICS, WINS, SNMP)

         IP addressing (Ipv4 and Ipv6)


         Network implementation (server operating systems, client workstations, VLANS, network attached storage, fault tolerance, disaster recovery, firewalls, proxies).

         Troubleshooting utilities (Tracert, ping, arp, netstat, nbtstat, ipconfig/ifconfig, winipcfg, nslookup)

By Rashid Khan