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This course has been replaced with COMP 2629. Following on from COMP 1002 students are introduced to the basic concepts and terminology related to data communications and network design. COMP 3521 replaces both COMP 2654 and COMP 3821 in the ANAD -Applied Network Administration and Design Associate Certificate. It will also be an elective in the CST/PTS Diploma as it is required for several other networking related electives. The basics of designing, implementing and managing computer networks are introduced. Students will investigate communications systems, business networking requirements, LAN cabling issues, addressing, and connectivity options and wireless design needs. Topics: include network topologies, protocols, transmission media, switching techniques, access control and addressing. The OSI hierarchical model as well as the TCP/IP protocol suite will be used throughout the course to demonstrate concepts and implementation. Participants will examine how network communication and addressing relate to network design and network administration. Assignments and exercises will demonstrate how communication theory models help improve design and troubleshooting processes within TCP/IP networks. There is a focus on Ethernet and TCP/IP protocols to examine how computers exchange data over local area networks and wide area networks via the Internet. Upon successful completion students will be familiar with the issues involved in designing a large scale, multi-location enterprise network and be prepared to start COMP 3700 MS Windows Server Administration.