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Course SummaryComputer Science 220 offers a thorough exploration of routing and switching concepts. Take this course to enhance your computer knowledge, supplement your class textbooks, prepare for upcoming exams or learn new professional skills.
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In Computer Science 220, you'll review the fundamentals of routing and switching in computer networks. The course is divided into short topical chapters that cover the elements of network topologies, wide area networks, routing protocols, IP addressing, network security policies and other basic networking concepts.
The course can benefit students, working professionals, teachers and even independent learners who want to learn about computer networking. Teachers can use the course to supplement their computer science curricula, and students can consult the lessons as they prepare for upcoming exams. Included in the course are short assessments that reinforce the lesson concepts. The course is also available online at any time of day or night, which makes the studying experience simple and convenient.
|Networking Basics||Recognize the types and functions of computer networking; identify the components that make up a computer network, such as networking cables, routers, modems, LAN cards and network interface cards.|
|Network Types & Topologies||Identify and describe various types of network topologies and architectures, including tiered network architecture, logical topology, distributed processing and mesh topology.|
|Network Routing & Switching||Define routing and switching; identify architectural and functional components of routers and switches.|
|Wide Area Networks (WAN)||Define a WAN and explain its function; recognize the differences between a LAN and WAN.|
|Virtual LANs||Define the function of a VLAN and demonstrate a basic configuration; assess VLAN troubleshooting procedures; explain the concept of trunking.|
|Components of Wireless Networking||Identify the different components of a wireless network and explain their purpose and functionality.|
|OSI & TCP/IP Model Overview||Summarize networking standards, including the OSI model and TCP/IP model standards and protocols; identify the functions and protocols at each layer in the stack.|
|Routing Protocols & Standard Practices||Describe routers and switches, as well as associated functions and protocols.|
|IP Addressing||Identify and explain the structure, function and purpose of an IP address.|
|IPv6 Overview||Identify an IPv6 address and explain how it compares to an IPv4 address; explain various protocols associated with IPv6.|
|Network Security & Policies||Describe the fundamental concepts of network security, as well as best practices and procedures for implementing effective policies.|
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