CIS 180

Introduction to Networks
4 Credits

First course of a four course sequence designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technologies while beginning student's preparation for professional certifications . This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks . The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for advancement in networking . By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations of routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes .

Skills prerequisites: ENG 020, ENG 060 and MAT 029 or permission of the instructor.
Recommendation: CIS 153.