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.


  • 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.
  • Interpret output from networking software tools.
  • Explore options for managing and optimizing networks.
  • Characterize how protocols function within a layered communication system.
  • Explain how addresses are used to exchange information.
  • Investigate the flow of information between communicating network devices.
  • Examine current technologies used in local area networks (LANs).
  • Identify technologies used in wide area networks (WANs).
  • Determine appropriate media and connectors for various networking scenarios.

Course Schedule

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

Fall; 2015; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2015

 171142845Intro Networking 3Baron TS$40.002/22/0Open
W 01:00PM-04:38PMAS950

Fall; 2015; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 171047726Intro Networking OE/OE3Baron TS$30.0014/31/0Open
 171142771Introduction to Networking Online3Schlick W$30.0012/31/0Open
 171142874Intro Networking 3Parker M$40.003/22/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:52PMAS950

Winter; 2016; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2016

 171017731Intro Networking OE/OE3Baron TS$30.0026/31/0Open
 171112771Intro Networking Online3Baron TS$30.0016/31/0Open

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