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2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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BA 4740 - CompTIA Network+

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Developed by CompTIA, earning the Network+ Certification means that the candidate possesses the knowledge needed to configure and install the TCP/IP client. The Network+ exam covers a wide range of vendor and product neutral networking technologies that can also serve as a prerequisite for vendor-specific IT certifications. Novell accepts the Network+ certification exam in place of its Networking Technologies exam for all Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) candidates. Topics covered include in-depth coverage of the OSI Model and the corresponding protocols, transmission media, protocols, bridging, switching hubs, routers, the 802.x standards and WAN technologies. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Recognize the logical and physical topologies given a diagram or description
  • Identify the main features and characteristics of networking technologies and media (cables, etc.)
  • Identify the purpose, features, and functions of networking components such as hubs, bridges, and network adapter cards (NICs)
  • Identify and differentiate between various network protocols and services, including remote access and security protocols and services
  • Recognize the OSI layers and at which layer the various network components operate
  • Identify IP addresses
  • Identify the basic characteristics of Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies recognize and differentiate the basic networking capabilities of various server operating systems including Microsoft, Novell, Unix/Linux, and Macintosh
  • Identify and implement various disaster recovery and security measures such as firewalls and proxy servers
  • Recognize and be able to utilize network troubleshooting tools including TCP/IP utilities, diagnostic utilities, and hardware tools

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Introduction and networking basics including an overview of the OSI Model Layers (1 class)
  • Network hardware and connections (2 classes)
  • Network software (1 class)
  • Networking protocols including TCP/IP fundamentals, applications, and configuration including IP addressing (3 classes)
  • Remote network access and routing (2 classes)
  • Planning, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting a network both LANs and WANs (2 classes)
  • Network security (1 class)

Beth Slayman

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