This course is an introduction to business computer networking. Topics include: network architecture with layered models; network technologies with LAN, MAN and WAN; network security, design and management. Prerequisites: CISS 170/176 and junior standing.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
CISS 170/176 and junior standing.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Most current editions of the following:
Business Data Communications and Networking
By Fitzgerald (Wiley) Recommended
Business Data Networks and Telecommunications
By Panko and Panko (Prentice Hall) Recommended
Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach
By Kurose and Ross (Addison Wesley) Recommended
Course Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate basic knowledge of networking.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of asymmetric data encryption.
Be able to capture network data and conduct basic analyses.
Be able to use software to draw basic network diagram.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
Types of networks
Standards and protocols
Message syntax, semantics, and order
HTTP, TCP, UDP, IP and Ethernet
Physical layer propagation
LAN, WAN and MAN
802.11 AND WiMAX
IP Subnet planning, NAT, DNS, DHCP, and SNMP
SSL/TLS, IPsec, VPN, and IP carrier services
Client server architecture
Email, World Wide Web, and VoIP
Service oriented architecture
Peer to peer computing
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 30
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.