This course is design to provide an understanding of the basic concepts of computer networks using the ISO-OSI reference model.  This course will introduce some of the common communications protocols and standards that are presently in use.  This course will cover topics such as LANs, WANs, Physical Media, Data Transmission, Network Design, Network Operating Systems and Networking Applications.

The course also looks at the history of networks, basic electronic concepts and terms, serial vs. parallel communications, network management and security and future directions in the industry.

Students will be introduced to network management and troubleshooting.