IS 231 Network Technologies

3 credits

Prepares the student to perform key network configuration and troubleshooting skills used everyday by IT network professionals. Students will learn the functional concepts of leading network architectures such as Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and the IEEE 802.11 family of WIFI wireless networks used in nearly every business infrastructure. The course will also examine in detail the TCP/IP family of communication protocols, structured cabling systems including fiber optic and wireless systems; the role of the foremost network operating systems to include Microsoft's Windows 2003 server, Sun Microsystems's Solaris, and Linux; Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and Cable Modem remote access technologies; and the strategies used by network pros to implement network interconnecting devices such as repeaters, bridges, routers and gateways, proxies, and firewalls to improve performance and protect the network.

Prerequisite(s): IS 140