Oct 30, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

CTS 130 - Networking 1

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
(formerly CSI 157 - Networking 1)

Describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet. Describe the role of protocol layers in data networks. Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses in IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Explain Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations. Build simple Ethernet networks using routers and switches. Use Cisco command-line (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations. Utilize network utilities to verify small networks and analyze data traffic. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite(s): CTS 110  

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Open System Connect (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCIP/IP) models
    • Discuss the layers of the Open System Connect (OSI) model
    • Discuss the layers of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
    • Discuss protocols and standards for standardization
  • Describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
    • Explain the purpose of the Cisco IOS
    • Describe the command structure of the Cisco IOS software
    • Use Cisco command to configure a router or a switch
  • Describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
    • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
    • Describe the purpose of a subnet mask
    • Compare the use of public and private address space
  • Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses in IPV4 and IPV6 networks
    • Design a network and subnet mask and calculate the number of addresses available
    • Calculate the necessary subnet mask in order to accommodate a given number of hosts
    • Describe the benefits of variable length subnet masking (VLSM)
  • Discuss Ethernet concepts such as media, services and operations.
    • Describe the operation of the Ethernet sublayer
    • Describe the characteristics of Ethernet MAC address
    • Describe the purpose of ARP and its impact on network and host performance
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking