Technical, design, and management issues related to enterprise computer networking. In-depth investigations of TCP/IP Internet work protocols and popular network technologies including Ethernet and Wireless. Hands-on experience with protocol analysis, network management, and security.
Students who desire to gain a deep understanding of computer networking and who desire to achieve Cisco certification in routing and switching.
After taking this course, students will be able to:
Recognize the devices and services that are used to support communications across networks
Use network models to explain the layers of communications in data networks
Explain the role of protocols in data networks
Describe the protocols and services provided by the OSI and TCP/IP models
Interpret network diagrams
Explain the critical role routers play in enabling communications across multiple networks
Explain the route lookup process and determine the path packets will take in the network.
Describe the network discovery process of distance vector routing protocols such as Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Describe the basis features and concepts of link-state routing protocols
Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Routing Protocol
Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of internet’s Border Gateway Routing Protocol (BGP)
Describe today’s increasing network security threats and explain the need to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats
Describe VPN technology (importance, benefits, role, impact, components)
IST 452 Spring 2021 Syllabus - Jeffrey Girard