ITM650 Network Infrastructure Mgmt

Lead Faculty: Dr. Mudasser Fraz Wyne

Course Description

This course is designed to provide classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, transport, network, data link, and physical layers. Lab assignments use a 'model Internet' to allow students analyze real data without affecting an actual production network. Packet Tracer (PT) activities help students analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a simulated environment. At the end of the course, students build LAN topologies by applying principles of cabling; performing configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of the core principles of network architecture and operations.
  • Explain network devices, their functions, and the way they operate.
  • Critique HTTP, TCP/IP and PPP protocols.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of LAN interface devices, cabling requirements, and installation procedures.
  • Evaluate Network Security concepts.andlt;br type=andquot;_mozandquot; /andgt;
  • Apply IPv4 subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements.