INFX 504 - Course Information
This information is updated as changes are made and applies to the next offering of the course.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Explain and discuss the main networking technologies and concepts.
- Perform several tests to verify connectivity and accessibility.
- Perform basic file transfers and understand the different protocols and tools.
- Work with a variety of communication and collaboration technologies.
- Explain and discuss technologies and best practices for securing data resources.
- Look at the various technologies sharing space on modern networks.
|Cisco Networking Simplified (2nd Edition -
by Neil Anderson, Paul L. Della Maggiora, and Jim Doherty
Publisher: Cisco Press
Publish date: January 19, 2008
New or used (if available) books will work equally well for this course.
Note: The book is a consummer market book and should cost substantially less than a single textbook. Current (8/2014) Amazon prices new are $33.07.
Note the Kindle versions and rental versions sometimes are often missing resources like Appendices and sample files, BUT we can generally work around that by me adding the materials to the Web site – so let me know if that happens.
INFX 504 – Networking Concepts for Information Professionals (1 Cr): Introduction to the concepts, terminology and technologies of digital networks, including how networks operate and the influence networks have on the workplace and society. Prepares students to think critically about the impacts of networking technologies on organizations, work groups and information systems. Prepares students for advanced studies in database technologies, web design and information assurance. Credit / no Credit only. Prerequisite: none. (Prepares students for INFX 546)
Course Description PDF - Also contains the Syllabus Schedule
Software Required for this course:
- Microsoft Visio 2013
- The software is also available in the 4th floor labs in Mary Gates Hall
- There is no MAC version of the software.
- You will need to have access to a Windows computer.
- Many Mac users also already own Parallels or Fusion from VMWare allowing them to run Windows applications.
- Macs can also run BootCamp to dual-boot between OS X and Windows.
Software available Free to course students at: Microsoft DreamSpark.
- Version to get: Any edition will work well
- If you have trouble getting the software from Microsoft DreamSpark, it system uses a unique login and password - not your UW NetID and password.
- iSchool students: Information on how to log into the Microsoft DreamSpark site would have been emailed to your @uw.edu email address. The email would have come from the address "firstname.lastname@example.org", so, even though it is a legitimate email, please be sure to check your spam folder.
- Non-iSchool students: The iSchool Help Desk (iHelp@uw.edu) can help you get an ID and answer your questions.
- Go to this site to login: Microsoft DreamSpark
- Center Click the LOGIN button on the left to login.
- Login with your UW email address and enter the DreamSpark password
- You should now be able to download the program.
- If you forgot your password, on the right side, there is a dialog box that says "Login Help", and a link to click if you forgot your password. Click that link and when asked for your username enter your UW email address, ie. email@example.com Your password will be emailed to you.
- If you need help ordering or installing the software, the iSchool Help Desk (iHelp@uw.edu) is well versed in helping you with Microsoft software.
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