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COMP 2665 - Networking Level 3 - LAN Theory & Design

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

COMP 2665 - Networking Level 3 -LAN Theory & Design, has been replaced by a new in depth, hands-on lab course COMP 2654 -Data Communications and LAN Design. This new course replaces both COMP 2658 and COMP 2665 and covers the basics of designing, supporting and managing computer networks and will help in the preparation for the CompTIA Network+ exam. Please see the new course description for details.


COMP 2658



This course was retired after the Spring/Summer 2010 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts behind the networking of computer systems.
  • Be able to evaluate existing network hardware, protocols and topologies.
  • Have an understanding of the OSI model and how it relates to LAN technologies.
  • Possess the skills required to design and manage a small network.
  • Given user requirements, be able to recommend specific LAN technologies, and be able to defend the recommendation intelligently.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of Ethernet technologies and the implementation of them.
  • Have a general understanding of Token-Ring, wireless technologies features and be able to address design needs of each technology.
  • Be able to identify all major components within a LAN structure and identify their characteristics.

Effective as of Fall 2003

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