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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Computer Information Systems - CIS 171

Introduction to Networking

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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.

Prerequisites

(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.
  • 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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 171142771Intro NetworkingONL3Baron TS8/31/0Open$12.00 
 171142845Intro NetworkingRMT3Baron TS6/22/0Open$52.00W  01:00 PM-03:52 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 171112771Intro NetworkingONL3Baron TS31/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday