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COMP 2629 - Enterprise Networking Fundamentals

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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 for those who want COMP 4704 Applied Network Security. 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 acquired a practical understanding of data communications, networking and design of enterprise networks.


COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge plus Grade 12 Math.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 65906

Mon Apr 26 - Tue Jul 13 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 26 - Jul 13 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Apr 27 - Jul 13 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Yves Shema

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous remote classes and 12 hours asynchronous remote activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face (virtual classroom) and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. Please sign in to the Learning Hub ( on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted.

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.
  • Apply basic data communication theory to the analysis of networks.
  • Solve problems using Boolean algebra and represent data in multiple numeral systems.
  • 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.
  • Create, configure and simulate networks using a graphical network simulator
  • Explain network security and network management principles.
  • Be prepared for higher level courses in server administration and network security.

Effective as of Fall 2017

Related Programs

COMP 2629 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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