2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CPMT 1449 - Computer Networking Technology

4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) A beginning course in computer networks with focus on networking fundamentals, terminology, hardware, software, and network architecture. A study of local/wide area networking concepts and networking installations and operations. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; Prerequisite/Corequisite: CPMT 1445  
Course Outcomes
1 - Identify and define terminology and hardware and software components of computer networks.
2 - Utilize equipment, protocols, and topologies to differentiate between various network systems.
3 - Demonstrate skills in installing network hardware, software, and cable.
4 - Explain protocols, cable types, network topologies, data link standards, repeaters, bridges, routers, gateways, hubs, and switches.
5 - Assemble an NOS in a classroom environment, install related hardware, software, cabling & connectors, cross connection of cables, debug, troubleshoot setup conditions as needed. Create cable records & list conformance tests of cable’s physical property.
6 - Explain the use and concepts of HUBS (smart, dumb, switching, etc.), repeaters and bridges, and routers.
7 - Describe the steps necessary to design, install, implement, and administer a network and evaluate various network case studies. Included should be the LAN standards, topologies, and access control protocols.
8 - Discuss wireless LANs.
9 - Troubleshoot problems using various test equipment including a protocol analyzer.
10 - Explain a PPP (point to point protocol) connection.
11 - Discuss services required for data communications systems and peripheral equipment.
12 - Define cable types and categories.
13 - Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of each media access control protocol and explain the ways in which topologies and media access control protocols are combined.
14 - Demonstrate installation of category 5 cabling.