NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
ESR 180 - PERSONAL COMPUTER NETWORKING (4 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Studies widely used net topologies and cabling methods, including the capabilities and limitations of each. Covers the use of hubs, routers, bridges and network operating systems. Includes network management and layout. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

Teaches concepts in networking design, administration, and maintenance that includes LANS, MANS, and WANS. Network hardware and software are covered in detail with emphasis on installation, configuration and troubleshooting.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Prerequisite or Corequisite: ETR 285 - "Fundamentals of Microcomputer Repair"

COURSE OBJECTIVES

As a result of the learning experiences provided in this course, the student should be able to:

    1. familiar with the major networks
    2. familiar with the major network operating systems (UNIX, NOVELL, WINDOWS 95)
    3. setup, administer, and maintain a network in the lab
    4. complete a paper design of a "real world" networking problem
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
    1. NICs
    2. Cabling
    3. Topology
    4. Bridges
    5. Routers
    6. Concentrators
    7. Gateways
    8. Protocols
Revised 9/96

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