Practical course intended for those interested in learning computer networking with an emphasis on earning the Computing Technology Industry Association's certification Network+, a foundation-level, vendor-neutral international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals. Earning this certification demonstrates that a candidate can describe the features and functions of networking components, and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. It also indicates technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. Throughout the course, theory will be demonstrated and practiced in laboratory exercises. Lectures, laboratories and practical assignments will emphasize skills needed to work effectively in the networking environment and to earn the Network+ certification.


Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: Basic computer skills (basic knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems and applications software)
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory