2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

CNT 101 - Networking and Cybersecurity Fundamentals


Description: Essential skills practiced in the networking and cybersecurity professions. Network device operation and configuration, network protocols, network security, and troubleshooting are key topics of discussion with hands-on activities. The latest networking standards and technologies are covered. 

Credits: 4
Lecture: 3
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Computer network operation and communication fundamentals
  2. Network hardware essentials
  3. Network topologies and technologies
  4. Network media
  5. Network protocols and standards
  6. Network addressing.
  7. Intermediate network hardware.
  8. Network security essentials.
  9. Wide area networking.
  10. Network troubleshooting.

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe computer network operations and communications. (1)
  2. Compare and contrast network hardware devices. (2)
  3. Describe network topologies and the technologies that use them. (3)
  4. Describe the characteristics of network media. (4)
  5. Discuss network protocols. (5)
  6. Configure network addressing. (6)
  7. Describe the OSI reference model. (7)
  8. Explain advanced features and operation of network devices. (8)
  9. Apply network security best practices. (9)
  10. Define wide area networking technologies. (10)
  11. Demonstrate network troubleshooting techniques. (11)