INFX 546 - Course Information

Course ObjectivesWeekly Topics
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.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

Weekly Topics

  1. Networking Fundamentals and Standards
  2. IPv4 Addressing and Subnet Masks
  3. Switching: Moving Data Inside Your LAN
  4. Configuring Switches - Basic Device Configuration
  5. VLANs and Switch Port Security
  6. Routing Essentials and Routing Protocols
  7. Basic Router Configuration
  8. Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Routing
  9. IP Services and Access Control Lists
  10. IPv6 Introduction and Wrap Up

Textbook(s)

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

Note: Neither the 1st edition nor used versions will work for this class. This book has a network simulator that requires registering online that will be used in the course for all assignments. There is no way to do the assignments without it. The full version of the simulator is $99-$149.

The books is consummer market book and should cost substantially less than most textbooks. Current Amazon price new is $27-33.07.

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. Make sure it comes with the simulator, I have no way around that.  

Course Description

Catalog Description:
INFX 546 Data Communications and Networking: (4cr) Covers local and wide-area computer networking including topologies and hardware, packet switching, client/server architectures, network protocols, and network servers and applications. Also addresses server operating systems, management, security, authentication, and policy issues associated with distributed networks. Prerequisite: none.

Course Description PDF

Software Required

None Required:

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