Mt. San Jacinto College Computer Information Systems
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CSIS 202: Computer Networks

Course Description

This course introduces students to fundamental data communication concepts including voice and data communications- networking hardware- the OSI model- and network design. Network management and security issues are also covered. This course is designed for the student who is interested in learning about data communications and networking as well as the career options that are available in this field.

Course Objectives

  • Assess network performance and security and propose methods for improvement.
  • Illustrate the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet.
  • Analyze the role of protocol layers in data networks.
  • Illustrate the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in lPv4 and lPv6 environments.
  • Evaluate fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations.
  • Construct a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches.
  • Compose commands using the command line interface to perform basic router and switch configurations.
  • Analyze data traffic using common network utilities to verify operations on small networks.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the primary functions of each layer of the OSI reference model.
  • Identify the OSI layer at which a particular network activity takes place.
  • Identify the OSI layer at which a particular component functions.
  • Describe the primary functions of each layer of the TCP/IP reference model.
  • Identify the TCP/IP layer at which a particular network activity takes place.
  • Identify the TCP/IP layer at which a particular component functions.