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This 42 hour non-credit course provides learners with a review of networking in today`s client/server environment. Concepts including network design types, network architectures, standards, protocols, and network support are explored. Learners review the seven layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model, networking technologies for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet, including the TCP/IP protocol stack. The major components of the network system, types and use of network cabling, and topologies are examined, and common routed and routing protocols are identified and described. In
conjunction with CXNA102 (Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices), this course may assist the learner with their preparation for the Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA) exam 640-802. It is strongly recommended that students complete CXIT401 (A+) AND CXIT421 (Network Administration for Microsoft) or have at least 2 years equivalent networking experience prior to taking this course.
Registered students will have access to Ryecast, a web streaming tool that captures lectures for on-demand viewing.
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