This course primarily aims to acquaint the student with basic computer and communication networking technologies and the layered approach that makes design, implementation and operation of computer and communication networks possible.

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the computer networks and Internet. It also provides students with the instruction necessary to install, configure, and troubleshoot a computer network. This course introduces current networking standards, the OSI Model, various protocols and topologies, the interconnections between various hardware components, DNS, DHCP, TCP/ IP, Ethernet, wired and wireless transmission, and security.

The principles of IP addressing and 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.