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Active as of Fall Semester 2014

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Introduction to Networks (CCNA-I)

2. Course Prefix & Number:
COMP 1123

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course is the first of four courses designed to prepare students for Cisco CCNA certification, and the first of two courses required for Cisco CCENT Certification. This course 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. Career Preparation: The studies in this course will help students prepare for careers in Networking such as CCNA, CCNP, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Systems Analyst, LAN Administrator, WAN Administrator and Systems Engineer. Certification Preparation: Optional. Cisco CCENT & CompTIA Network+ N10-005.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): No placement tests required Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

COMP 1123 - Introduction to Networks (CCNA-I)

There are no prerequisites for this course.

8. Prerequisite (Entry) Skills:
Students are expected to know how to use a current Windows operating system including navigation, saving files, file management/hierarchy structure, compression, extraction, installation of programs, setting up user accounts and administrative operating system tasks. Students without this experience should take COMP 1109 Introduction to Operating Systems either before they take this course or concurrently.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

COMP 1123 - Introduction to Networks (CCNA-I)

There are no corequisites for this course.