Computer Networks II
Credit Hours: 3
Course Pre-Requisites: TNT-140,
Course Co-Requisites: None
This course covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of the course, students will be able to: Determine how a router will forward traffic based on the contents of a routing table; Explain how switching operations in a small to medium-sized business network; Use monitoring tools and network management protocols to troubleshoot data networks; Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks; Configure initial settings on a network device; Configure Ethernet switch ports; Implement VLANs; Implement static routing; Implement DHCP on a router; Implement network address translation (NAT); Implement access control lists (ACLs) to filter traffic. Students complete hands-on labs, virtual labs and interactive media activities. These labs and other activities reinforce new concepts and allow students to model and analyze routing and switching processes that may be difficult to visualize or understand.