IT 422

Computer Networks (3 credits)


Business Data Communications-Infrastructure, Networking and Security, 7th edition by W. Stallings and T. Case, Pearson, 2013

UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 4th edition by E. Nemeth, G. Snyder, T.R. Hein, and B. Whaley, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2017

Supplemental Text:  

Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 6th edition by J. Kurse and K. Ross, Pearson, 2013

Course Information: Foundations of computer networking with practical applications and network administration, with emphasis on the Internet and wireless public switched telephone network. Topics to be covered include routing and switching, routing algorithms, physical layer, data link layer, network layer, network security, network management, and application areas.

Prerequisite: IT 320

Required/Elective: Required

Course Outcomes:

Students should be capable of:

  1. Describing the concepts, architecture, and protocols of networks
  2. Demonstrating an understanding of the Internet architecture and TCP/IP protocol suite
  3. Designing, specifying, and administering enterprise networks

Student Outcomes: 

A. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline

I. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

J. An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies

Course Topics:

  1. Introduction to computer networks and communication
  2. Data transmission and links
  3. Internet architecture and TCP/IP
  4. LAN, WAN
  5. Wired and wireless LANs
  6. WANs and wireless telephony
  7. Routing and switching and routing algorithms
  8. The OSI model (including the physical layer, data link layer, network layer)
  9. Introduction to network management and security
  10. Network administration
  11. Application areas

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