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Computer Sys & Network Technology Courses:
CSN121 - Network Fundamentals
Catalog Description: Explores computer networks using the OSI and TCP models, network protocols, IP, Ethernet, network hardware, media and application services. Uses a combination of lectures and hands-on experiences to analyze protocols, network operations, cabling, routers and switches. Prerequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College math proficiency.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Identify the devices and services that are used to support communications across an Internetwork
2. Describe the protocols provided by the reference models (OSI, TCP/IP), with regard to their respective layers.
3. Describe the services provided by the reference models (OSI, TCP/IP), with regard to their respective layers.
4. Analyze the operations and features of the transport layer
5. Analyze the operations and features of the network layer
6. Convert numbers from binary to decimal and vice versa, for address manipulation.
7. Describe basic cabling and network designs to connect devices in accordance with stated objectives
8. Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configuration and verification
9. Analyze the operations and features of common application layer protocols (HTTP, Domain Name System (DNS),
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Telnet, FTP)
Effective Term: Fall 2020