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Enterprise Networking Fundamentals COMP 2629

Computer Systems Course

Course details

​​​Following on from COMP 1002 students are introduced to the fundamental concepts and terminology related to data communications and enterprise networks. COMP 2629 is required for Applied Network Administration and Design, ANAD and is also an elective in the CST/PTS Diploma. This course is also equivalent to ACIT 2620 - Principles of Enterprise Networking, in the full-time CIT Diploma. Students are introduced to the basic (design, implementation and management) concepts and terminology related to data communications and networking. The OSI model as well as the TCP/IP protocol suite at the physical, data link, network and transport layers are used throughout the course to demonstrate concepts and implementation. Topics include: network topology, protocols, transmission media, switching techniques, access control and addressing for wired and wireless networks. There is also an overview of network security and network management principles. Participants will investigate how requirements relate to network design and network administration. They will also study how computers exchange data over LANs and WANs. Labs and exercises will examine network protocol implementation as well as show how to troubleshoot and improve network design. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to start COMP 3700 MS Windows Server Administration. They will have a practical understanding of the principles of data communications for enterprise networks. This course is offered in the April (spring) and September (fall) terms.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

4.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain basic data communication concepts and terminology related to networking.
  • Discuss and compare network protocol implementation using a layered approach.
  • Discuss and analyze protocols at the physical, data link, network and transport layers.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between the OSI model and TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Explain the techniques of switching, access control and addressing in networks.
  • Explain and describe the characteristics of various transmission media.
  • Explain and identify key protocol information given samples of captured packets.
  • Describe wireless technologies features and address wireless design needs.
  • Describe the issues involved in designing enterprise networks.
  • Configure network services (including domain name services, dynamic address allocation, dynamic routing, network address translation, packet filtering, static routing, switching, and web services).
  • Explain network security and network management principles.
  • Be prepared for higher level courses in server administration and network security.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

Enterprise Networking Fundamentals (COMP 2629) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Network Administration and Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time

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