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CSTC 127 - Introduction to Networking

3 Credit: (2 lecture, 2 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours:


This course provides a comprehensive introduction to computer network systems and the skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols. Lab time emphasizes system installation and problem solving techniques. Material is relevant to CompTIA’s Network+ Certification Exam.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Compare computer network topologies

  1. Compare logical diagrams or schematics
  2. Compare physical descriptions

Goal 2:  Classify network connection methods

  1. Recognize wired connection methods
  2. Recognize optical connection methods
  3. Recognize wireless connection methods

Goal 3:  Implement network connections

  1. Create a wired network connection
  2. Create an optical network connection
  3. Create a wireless network connection 

Goal 4:  Contrast network components

  1. Explain the uses of network servers
  2. Explain the uses of network hubs
  3. Explain the uses of network clients
  4. Explain the uses of network routers
  5. Explain the uses of network switches
  6. Explain the uses of network firewalls
  7. Explain the uses of Network Operating Systems

Goal 5:  Differentiate amongst network protocols

  1. Explain NETBEUI
  2. Explain SPX/IPX
  3. Explain TCP/IP
  4. Explain IPv6
  5. Identify the OSI standard model for networking

Goal 6:  Demonstrate network implementation

  1. Select appropriate network hardware
  2. Select appropriate network software
  3. Select appropriate security measures
  4. Select appropriate reliability measures

Goal 7:  Demonstrate troubleshooting strategy

  1. Demonstrate the use of troubleshooting tools
  2. Identify appropriate troubleshooting indicators
  3. Troubleshoot a network
  4. Repair a network 



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