CS 65 - Networking Fundamentals


Installation and administration of Local Area Networks (LANS) and Wide Area Networks (WANS). Topics include: architectures, topologies, protocols, network operating systems, sharing network devices and software, network backup/recovery, diagnostics, and internetworking. Laboratory assignments focus on building and configuring LANs using Microsoft Server 2003 and 2000 Professional Operating Systems.


Completion of CS 10 or C.I.S. 50 or C.I.S. 60.

Course Outcomes

  1. Identify the complex terminologies of the network world.
  2. Communicate with IT professionals about their own networks.
  3. Identify elements of a networked environment and understand their basic functions.
  4. Analyze the needs of a networked environment (connection methods, security concerns, physical limitations, etc.)
  5. Evaluate different types of networks and develop simple design options (cabling, topologies, protocols, etc.) to meet the needs of the users environment.
  6. Compare various operating systems and summarize strengths and weaknesses of each.
  7. Distinguish various cable types and match appropriate connection components.
  8. Develop a basic network design and management strategy for proper maintenance.


Annette Nylander (classroom)


This class is offered every semester in a traditional classroom setting.