Course Brief

The aim of this unit is to provide students with wider background knowledge of computer networking essentials, how they operate, protocols, standards, security considerations and the prototypes associated with a range of networking technologies.

Students will explore a range of hardware, with related software, and will configure and install these to gain knowledge of networking systems. A range of networking technologies will be explored to deliver a fundamental knowledge of Local Area Networking (LAN), Wide Area Networking (WAN) and their evolution to form largescale networks and the protocol methodologies related to IP data networks will be explored.

  • This course is offered in 50 contact hours.

Upon successful completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Examine networking principles and their protocols.
  • Explain networking devices and operations.
  • Design efficient networked systems.
  • Implement and diagnose networked systems.