Cisco Network Fundamentals - Class 1

CET 1600- 3cr. 





Presents basics of local area networks, with emphasis on use and benefits. This class focuses on Cisco's terms and Cisco's networking principles and will need to be taken even if the student has already taken the regular CGS 1550 Intro to LAN's class. This is the first of a four-part series to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) examination .

This is primarily a lecture class. Some hands-on Labs will be included as time permits


After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of  networking terms for LAN's
  • Understand Cisco's networking terms
  • Understand the purpose and functions of the OSI Reference Model
  • Plan and select appropriate media for various situations, including twisted pair, coaxial, fiber optic, and wireless
  • Plan physical topologies, including star, bus, and ring
  • Plan logical topologies, including bus and ring
  • Understand and plan protocols for Ethernet and Token Ring networks
  • Understand and plan connectivity devices, including repeaters, bridges, routers, brouters, and gateways
  • Understand Issues involving installation and configuration of Network Interface Cards and cable
  • Identify common errors associated with components required for communications
  • Diagnose common problems with NIC's, cables, and related hardware

Prerequisite: CTS 1305.

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Computer Science Program Manager:

Dr. Barry Hubbard
Telephone: (813) 253-7481


This page was last updated - May 18, 2016 by Eugene Broda