Lecture, seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises in the lab
- Switching and routing
- Spanning tree protocols
- Classless IP addressing
- Subnet planning
- Dynamic routing protocols
- IPv6 addressing
- IPv4 to IPv6 migration techniques
- Wireless networking fundamentals
- Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) topologies and medium access
- IEEE 802.11 standards
- WLAN network design and site survey
The student will be able to:
- explain the functions of switches and routers;
- demonstrate the importance and operations of spanning tree protocols;
- configure spanning tree protocol on switches;
- explain the advantages of classless addressing over classful addressing;
- design an enterprise network using classless addressing;
- identify protocols used for interior and exterior networks;
- explain the main features of IPv6 addressing;
- analyze different IPv4 to IPv6 migration techniques;
- configure dynamic routing protocol on routers;
- configure LANs using switches and routers;
- explain data transmission mechanisms used for wireless networks;
- explain the performance differences between different IEEE 802.11 standards;
- perform network design for an enterprise wireless network;
- configure Wireless LANs;
- perform site survey for a Wireless LAN;
- design and implement Enterprise Networks.
* In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
Beasley, J.S. and Nilkaew, P, Networking Essentials, Latest ed., Pearson.
other textbooks approved by the CSIS department.
Min grade C in CSIS 2270