Networks and Network Management

PART OF: Computer Based Information Systems

Course description

How does a computer network function and support users every day on the job?

In this course, you will work with an industry expert to gain an understanding of how networks fit into the information system of an organization. This foundational course will explore computer networks, their implementation, operation and management. You will cover topics such as:

  • network technology
  • architecture
  • management
  • operating systems
  • security
  • reliability
  • maintenance
  • interconnectivity
  • user interface and support

An added bonus: Prepare to write the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam, one of the top global networking certifications.

The online format of the course lets you study from anywhere, anytime.

Text: Network+ Guide to Networks (7th ed.), West, Dean, and Andrews; plus web-based readings.

Learning objectives

  • Understand network management concepts and terminology.
  • Be familiar with common networking standards.
  • Understand common network media and topologies.
  • Be familiar with common network protocols.
  • Have a basic understanding of wireless protocols.
  • Understand network security issues.
  • Have a basic understanding of Internet security.
  • Be familiar with common network administration and management techniques.

Required equipment/software

  • a reliable Internet connection
  • Windows or Apple OS X computer
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher or formats

Recommended web browsers

For Windows computers:

  • Internet Explorer: latest version
  • Mozilla Firefox: latest version
  • Google Chrome: latest version

For Apple computers:

  • Mozilla Firefox: latest version
  • Apple Safari: latest version
  • Google Chrome: latest version

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