Networking Fundamentals


This is the first subject in the field of data communications and networking. Basic networking concepts and skills are developed. The skills and knowledge gained are essential to all IT professionals. Students will be introduced to networking technologies, network devices, end systems (PCs and servers) and the role of protocols and standards. Through a case study and group work, students will work collaboratively and individually to produce and justify an initial design for a computer network, requiring analysis and evaluation of alternative solution and technologies.