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CIS 130 Networking Essentials
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U
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Description: Introduction to networking principles. Topics include: seven-layered Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model of networking, physical and logical network topologies, networking protocols, network services, network fault tolerance, and hardware/software devices used in a network. May lead to Network+ Certification.

Prerequisites: CIS120

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Define common networking terms for LANs and WANs.
2. (Analysis Level) Compare a file-and-print server with an application server.
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe the characteristics and purpose of the media used in IEEE802 standards.
4. (Analysis Level) Classify media used in networking.
5. (Application Level) Solve common connectivity problems with cards, cables, and related hardware.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the basic purpose of protocols such as TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NDIS, ODI, SLIP and PPP.
7. (Comprehension Level) Describe each of the seven layers of the OSI model.
8. (Knowledge Level) Identify communication devices that operate at each level of the OSI model.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None