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CIS 160 - Introduction to Networking and Cisco IOS

5 Credits
Introduction to terminology and applications of communications and networking as essential elements of computer and business information systems. Students gain familiarity in network environment, including OSI model, specific network hardware, software, configuration/addressing, media, LANs and WANs through discussion, demonstration and hands-on experience. This is the first in a sequence of networking courses required to complete the LAN and Network Skills certificates, and Network Specialist AAS degrees.

Pre-requisite(s) C SCI 100 min 2.0
Fees CF

Designed to Serve Networking Specialist, Developer/Programming Specialist and Data Recovery/Forensics Specialist majors; industry professionals needing general overview of networking terminology and equipment.
Active Date 2015-05-29

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
1. Introduction to Data Communications
Basic Network Configurations
Use of satellite and microwave configurations
Network Models
Open Systems Interconnection(OSI) model
2. Data Signals
Analog vs Digital
Attenuation and its effects
Transmitting data using analog and digital signals
Data Codes(EBCDIC,ASCII,Baudot)
3. Media
Cable-twisted pair, coaxial, fiber optic
Wireless transmission
Criteria for selection
4. Making Connections
Basic Modem principles
Use of DTE and DCE equipment
Data link connections-asynchronous, synchronous
5. Multiplexing
Frequency division multiplexing
Time division multiplexing
Dense Wavelength multiplexing
Comparison of multiplexing techniques
6. Data errors and their detection and control
Parity checking
7. Basics of Local Area Networks
Medium Access Control
Networking systems
8. Local Area Networks interconnecting
Hubs, Switches, Bridges, Routers
9. Network Operating System software and support
Novell, Windows Server, Unix, Linux, OS/2
Software in use-production
10. Wide Area Networks and the Internet
Network congestion
Protocols used in the internet
IP Addressing and subnets
IPV4 and IPV6
11. Basics of the POTS-Plain Old Telephone System
Limitations of telephone signals
Leased lines
Frame relay
Comparison of DSL,ISBN,ATM and cable modems
12. Measures to set network security
External, internal
Encryption, decryption

13. Network Design and Management
Systems Development Life Cycle
Planning, Analysis, Design, Implementation, Maintenance
Network capacity
14. Data Communication and Business

Student Learning Outcomes
Discuss the use of Data Communications in daily personal and business environments.

Describe basic configuration of computer networks including terminal-mainframe; micro-mainframe; micro-LAN; micro-internet; LAN-LAN; LAN-WAN.

Explain the functions of each layer of the OSI model as it applies to data packet exchange.

Point out the differences in analog and digital signals.

Describe attenuation and its effect on data exchange.

Identify data errors and methods to detect and control them.

State the advantages and disadvantages of Local Area Networks.

Diagram basic network topologies and explain data flow in each topology.

Develop an action plan to install a new office LAN.

Discuss the need for interconnecting networks and list the hardware that is needed.

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