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Fundamentals of Computer Networking

This course presents an overview and introduction to computer networking components, network design, operations, management, protocols, and network operating systems. Students learn the layered functions of the TCP/IP stack and how they relate to Internet architecture. Topics include TCP/IP addressing, subnetting, host and domain name resolution, routing considerations, and practical management of TCP/IP protocols and services. These concepts are applied in hands on labs leveraging network servers, firewalls, clients, the Internet, virtualization, and networked applications. This course helps prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

Subject: CSIT
Course Number: 181
Section Number: 2667
Units: 3
Instructor: Cassoni, Rick

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Office: T111
Office hours: M/W 1:30-2:30PM, T/Th 9:00-10:00AM, and by appt in person/virtually
Phone: 760-757-2121 x6369
Instructor notes: CSIT 181 is the second course recommended for Tech Support, Systems Administration, and Cyber Security majors. This hands-on course builds on networking concepts learned in CSIT 180 with a focus on computer networking including subnetting. This course will help prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam. I will be checking email over the break if one has questions. I look forward to having you in the course! profC

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