Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
Skills and Competencies:
Describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
Describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
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 network
Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations