Fundamentals of Computer Networks
|Lecture hours per week||2|
|Lab hours per week||2|
This course introduces the fundamentals of network technologies. Students are exposed to and learn basic network terminology in order to prepare for further courses in networking. Classes cover all the fundamental information behind LANs, WANs and their technologies, including an overview of network devices, the OSI and TCP models of networking and the different topologies used in networking. The Lab classes introduce students to the hands on techniques to install, configure and troubleshoot a physical network environment. Use of the program WireShark in the lab will allow for the examination of broadcast/unicast/multicast traffic, frame and packet structure (relate to OSI and TCP/IP model), three-way handshake, syn-ack, TCP and UDP data flows and sniffing an unencrypted conversation and/or authentication attempts.