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2019-2020 Archived Catalog

COMN-144 Network Infrastructure Configuration & Implementation

Credits 4 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016 (ACSR-016). Pre-requisite: COMN-120.
This course will cover the concepts and procedures involved in designing and setting up a basic computer network including working with network hardware and networking procedures and protocols. This includes installing, configuring, and troubleshooting a basic computer network utilizing concepts such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless networking, and security.

Course Outcomes
Identify network hardware used in setting up a network

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the function of a network interface card in regards to setting up a network
  • Explain the function of a switch in regards to setting up a network
  • Explain the function of a router in regards to setting up a network
  • Explain the function of a wireless access point in regards to setting up a network

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how a network interface card is used in regards to setting up a network
  • Demonstrate how a switch is used in regards to setting up a network
  • Demonstrate how a router is used in regards to setting up a network
  • Describe how a wireless access point is used in regards to setting up a network

Identify network protocols used in setting up a network

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the function of TCP/IP in regards to setting up a network
  • Explain the function of DNS in regards to setting up a network
  • Explain the function of DHCP in regards to setting up a network

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how TCP/IP is used in regards to setting up a network
  • Demonstrate how DNS is used in regards to setting up a network
  • Demonstrate how DHCP is used in regards to setting up a network

Configure IP addressing used in setting up a network

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the function of an IP address in regards to setting up a network
  • Explain the function of a subnet mask in regards to setting up a network
  • Explain the function of a default gateway in regards to setting up a network

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to change an IP address in a networked environment
  • Demonstrate how to add a subnet mask in a networked environment
  • Demonstrate how to add a default gateway in a networked environment

Set up a basic computer network using Ethernet

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of setting up an Ethernet network
  • List the required hardware and software components necessary to set up an Ethernet network
  • Describe the various types of wired cable used in setting up an Ethernet network

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to set up a computer network using Ethernet

Set up a wireless network using wireless access points

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the function of a wireless network adapter in regards to setting up a wireless network
  • Describe the function of a wireless access point in regards to setting up a wireless network
  • List the hardware and software components necessary in regards to setting up a wireless network

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to set up a wireless network using wireless network adapters and a wireless access point

Implement security on a network

Learning Objectives

  • List the various methods that can be used to secure a wired network
  • List the various methods that can be used to secure a wireless network
  • Describe the results of setting up a wired network that is vulnerable to security weaknesses
  • Describe the results of setting up a wireless network that is vulnerable to security weaknesses

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to set up a secure wired network
  • Demonstrate how to set up a secure wireless network

Troubleshoot basic network problems

Learning Objectives

  • List the steps involved in resolving a network problem
  • Describe the process of troubleshooting a network problem on a wired network
  • Describe the process of troubleshooting a network problem on a wireless network

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot a network problem in a wired network
  • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot a network problem in a wireless network