INFX 504 - Course Information

Textbook(s)Course DescriptionSoftware Required
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This information is updated as changes are made and applies to the next offering of the course.


Cisco Book Cover Cisco Networking Simplified (2nd Edition - Paperback)
by Neil Anderson, Paul L. Della Maggiora, and Jim Doherty
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN-10: 1587201992
ISBN-13: 978-1587201998
Publish date: January 19, 2008

New or used (if available) books will work equally well for this course.
CCENT Book Cover CCENT Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician ICND1 Study Guide (Exam 100-101) with Boson NetSim Limited Edition
by Bob Larson, Matt Walker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media - Certification Press
ISBN-10: 0071838392
ISBN-13: 978-0071838399
Publish date: September 19, 2014, 2nd edition

1st edition will not work for this class. This book has a network simulator that will be used in the course as well as an exam simulator for anyone interested.

Note: Both books are consummer market books and should cost together substantially less than a single textbook. Current (8/2014) Amazon prices new are $33.07 and $28.07 respectively.

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.   

Course Description

Catalog Description:
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)

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Software Required

Software Required for this course:

Mac Users

Software available Free to course students at: Microsoft DreamSpark.

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