This course will focus on the basic concepts of communication, telecommunications, and networking. It will give a general overview of computer networks and focus on the terminology and technologies. (3 credits)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Explain fundamental concepts of networking.
- Describe the architecture of data and voice networks.
- Explain the functions and applications of various network devices.
- Describe common network configuration, monitoring tools and metrics required to ensure efficient operation of wired and wireless networks.
- Describe security issues and concerns for wired and wireless networks
- Demonstrate ability to use basic network troubleshooting methodology and tools through interactive lab exercises.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Quizzes (Weeks 1-8)
Labs (Weeks 1-8)
Course Project (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore
- West, Jill (2016). Network + Guide to Networks - with Mindtap Access (7th edition). Cengage Learning. ISBN-10: 1337756520 or ISBN-13: 97801337756525
Readings and Exercises
Topic: Introduction to Networking
Topic: Data Communications
Topic: Physical Layer
Topic: Wireless Networks
Topic: Cloud Computing
Topic: Network Security
Topic: Wide Area Networks
Topic: Enterprise Network Management
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.