AIT 618 Network Technologies
Computing technology is now inextricably linked to enterprise network resources in a continuing evolution of standards-based network technology. For the IT professional, an understanding of network concepts is essential to the process of designing and implementing a multi-vendor, enterprise-computing environment. The course covers the Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model (OSI/RM) and each of its constituent layers. OSI/RM is used as a basis for understanding network functions in a multi-vendor environment and for comparing protocol standards common to the local area network. As a continued theme, evolving open standards for networking are explored over the semester through student assignments and in-class discussions. Students will implement a multi-domain enterprise network environment.