This course focuses on the practices of designing, describing, evaluating, implementing, maintaining, and securing computer networks. As a networking professional, students are expected to understand networking components and be able to troubleshoot, install, maintain, configure, and manage basic networking infrastructures. The demand for networking professionals is on the rise; and professionals with networking and communications skills typically earn more than those without networking skills.
- Network Topologies: The graduate distinguishes and explains network topologies, including protocols, ports, addressing schemes, routing, and wireless communication standards.
- Media and Topologies: The graduate distinguishes and explains network topologies, including protocols, ports, addressing schemes, routing, and wireless communication standards.
- Media and Topologies: The graduate differentiates and explains physical and logical topologies, including wiring standards.
- Network Devices: The graduate differentiates and installs/configures network devices.
- Network Connectivity and Performance Methodologies: The graduate identifies appropriate methodologies for troubleshooting network connectivity and performance issues in a given network environment.
- Network Troubleshooting Utilities and Analysis: The graduate uses hardware and software utilities to track and maintain network performance in optimized state.
- Network Security Devices: The graduate differentiates and explains network security devices and methods for troubleshooting common security threats.
The completion of this course means the obtainment of CompTIA Network+ certification which qualifies the student for a Systems Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Manager, or Network Engineer position.