BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.
This course has been replaced with COMP 3521. This course replaces both COMP 2658 and COMP 2665 and covers the basics of designing, supporting and managing computer networks. Learn all about network data communications systems, concepts and terminology. Understand communications systems, business networking requirements based on the Internet, and the hardware and software needed. Students will work in groups to design networks, understand LAN cabling issues, addressing, connectivity options, network monitoring and how to make use of troubleshooting techniques.Topics include; data communication, network protocols, protocol implementations, LAN switching, virtual LANs and wireless networking. Upon successful completion, participants will understand how to interconnect computers, have a basic understanding of LAN theory, network design and be prepared to move on to COMP 3821, Enterprise Network Design. As an added benefit, some topics in this course will help in the preparation for the CompTIA Network+ exam. This course consists of one face to face meeting each week, group work, a significant online component and home work.