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Switching and Routing Essentials

Course Code CNET-217
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week 6
Course Availability: Open

This course is specifically designed for the Fast Track students in the Networking Program. This course is designed in two parts. In the first part; 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. 
In the second part of the course; this course will allow students to investigate local area network connectivity using routers. Students will be introduced to the functions and impact of routers and will be able to reinforce this knowledge by configuring these devices in a hands-on environment.