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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Fundamentals of Networking (094)*

42 hours (14 weeks).
Various approved locations throughout the United States.
February 2004 - May 2006.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to discuss networking fundamentals; network security essentials, and Internet servers.

Topics include: how networks are used; the significance of the OSI/802 model; network cards function; selecting a network card; network card settings; various cable types; connectors and differences between them; wireless technologies, including differences and relative strength/weaknesses of each; NIC software/firmware configuration options; media access control methods; highlighting differences and relative strength/weaknesses; installation and configuration of additional NIC; network architectures; basic frame structures; network data capture; network hardware components and their functions; concept of MAC addresses; planning a server room; determining cost estimate and other considerations; key hardware issues for installation of server; RAID, KVM, racks, and storage; different types of servers; various network operating systems and their differences; installed network operating systems; client vs. server based interoperability problems and solutions; appropriate software to resolve compatibility issues; RAID options; common backup strategies; backup and RAID interfaces and options of installed NOS; commonly used protocols; comparison of DoD and OSI networking models; Internet layer and associated protocols; ARP; Ping; transport layer; ports and sockets; TCP/IP; application layer; IP addressing and address classes; subnet masks; configuration of TCP/IP settings; static IP address configuration; DHCP configuration; DNS; Tracert; IPCONFIG: WINIPICFG; WAN; analog connectivity; digital connectivity options; circuit switched and packet switched networking; modems; CSU/DSU; WAN routers; routing protocols; WAN protocols and standards; server tools; proactive server maintenance; concept server upgrades; network security; network and server maintenance and troubleshooting; disaster recovery and planning; network troubleshooting.


Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in a Technology or Trades curriculum (5/04). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.