Networking Introduction explains computer networking basics in terms that you can easily understand, using concepts common to everyday, non-computing experience. A brief introduction to networking history provides context, explaining how networks have become so important to businesses and individuals. The course emphasizes networking fundamentals, explaining the software and hardware that makes networking possible. The course stresses understanding how and why networks work, rather than focusing on memorization of terms or numbers.
- Learn about the history, evolution and value of networks
- Differentiate between peer-to-peer and client/server networks
- Understand segmentation and routing in networks
- Become familiar with TCP/IP and IP addressing
- Learn about Wide Area Networks (WANs)
- Learn about remote access and Internet connectivity
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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser, and a computer equipped with Microsoft Windows 95 or newer.
You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to www.ed2go.com/ksuconed. Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the ‘Add to Cart’ button (this site does not accept payments - you will not be charged here). Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.