Computer Information Systems

CIS 171

Introduction to Networking

Course Description

This course introduces students to the key concepts of data communications, telecommunications and networking. The course provides a solid introduction to networking fundamentals including key acronyms, protocols and components that are essential to understanding how networks operate today. Upon completion, the student will have a solid understanding of how information travels from a source computer to a destination computer across a complex network.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.
  • Recommended: Computer experience.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Compare the different types of hardware required in networking.
  • Differentiate the different types of software that are required in networking.
  • Explain computer processes.
  • Examine how protocols are used to transmit information across a network.
  • Explain how addresses are used by computers to send and receive information.
  • Investigate the flow of information between two communicating network devices.
  • Explain current technologies used in local area networks (LANs).
  • Explain current technologies used in wide area networks (WANs).
  • Explain media used in networking.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/12/2015

 171017731Intro Networking OE/OE3Schlick W$30.0031/31/0Open
 171017779Intro Networking OE/OE3Schlick W$30.0031/31/0Open
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