IT 4335 – Network Architecture
The course covers the hardware required for interconnecting digital devices for the purpose of enabling data communications through a network. Bus architectures, ports, network cards, cabling, routers, switches. Ensuring network reliability. Optimizing network performance.
A ‘C’ or better in CISM 3134 – Data Communications.
A ‘C’ or better in IT 2333 – IT Infrastructure
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Name and describe network hardware and software components and their use in a Networking Architecture.
- Design and build a local area network.
- Demonstrate the ability to replace, upgrade, and install network hardware and software.
- Diagnose problems in a network system and suggest solutions.
- Recognize security threats in an existing network and be able to offer solutions to mitigate or eliminate those threats.
- Evaluate emerging networking standards and explain how they would impact an existing network.
Rationale for Inclusion
Advanced course work that builds on the fundamental course work to provide depth.