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MIS 2100 Networking and Infrastructure

Course Description: MIS 2100 Networking and Infrastructure is a survey of network fundamentals and telecommunications design as they relate to information systems. Topics covered include network structure, network infrastructure, packet switching, network topologies, ISO standards.

Textbook: Comer, Douglas E., Computer Networks and Internets, 2e, Upper Saddle River, Prentice Hall, 1999.

Prerequisites: MIS 1200, MIS 1300, MIS 1500, MIS 1700

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Network terminology
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different networking media
  • Use of asynchronous communications and the hardware required
  • How packet switching networks work
  • Contrast various LAN topologies
  • Various cabling standards
  • Advantages of digital connection technologies
  • Explain how WANs are organized
  • Explain the seven OSI model network layers and their functions
  • Internetwork architecture

Suggested Emphases:

  • Experiences designing and/or implementing network cabling systems
  • Training in network design
  • Proper use of networking vocabulary
  • Writing skill expected of a professionally employed adult

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  • Original design work
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