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CTS 110 - Network Essentials

4 credit hours - Four hours of lecture and directed laboratory weekly; one term.
Formerly CSI 132 Network Essentials

Learn the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network including protocols, topologies, hardware and network operating systems. Develop the networking knowledge and skills related to TCP/IP, Ethernet, and wireless transmission and security. Learn to maintain and troubleshoot existing local area networks. Lab fee $5.

Prerequisite(s): CTS 107 .

Note: This course addresses the core material of the CompTIA Network+ exam objectives.

Students who complete both CTP 103  and CTS 105  prior to Fall 2019 already meet the prerequisite to register for CTS 110 and thus are not required to complete CTS 107 .

Typically offered at AM, MC, and OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Explain the concepts of a network, the functions of common networking equipment and how it relates to the layers of the OSI model.
  2. Identify different network media, connectors, cable properties, and wiring standards.
  3. Identify networking devices and other specialized devices.
  4. Identify the IP addressing scheme, broadcasts, unicasts, and subnetting.
  5. Identify routing protocols, router convergence, and how data moves through a network including the use of routers and switches
  6. Explain Switching, VLANs, STP, PoE, and port mirroring.
  7. Describe wireless standards, wireless security, and wireless network components.
  8. Explain authentication, network threats and mitigation, and physical and hardware security.
  9. Identify a Wide Area Network and WAN connection types.
  10. Identify hardware, software, and network management and optimization tools.