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. This course will only be offered twice per year in January and in April.
COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge plus Grade 12 Math.
IMPORTANT INFO: This course is 48 hours offered as a classroom (36 hours) AND online (12 hours) format. The class meets once per week for 4 hours face to face and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.
This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.
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
COMP 2629 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Business Data Networks and Security (10th Edition)
Raymond R. Panko, Julia L. Panko
Interested in being notified about future offerings of COMP 2629 - Enterprise Networking Fundamentals?
If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.