|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
Explosive growth in computer networks in the last several decades has changed the uses of computers dramatically. The largest computer network, the Internet, is now connecting millions of computers in the world, providing services like email, file transfer, hypermedia information retrieval across all kinds of different platforms. This course is the introductory course in computer networking. It concentrates on basic concepts and protocols of computer networks. This course serves as a foundation for all further courses in the computer networking program and covers the first part of the contents of Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) : Introduction to Networks; and Routing and Switching Essentials modules offered by the Cisco Networking Academy Program.
This course addresses the layered structure of computer communication networks. It focuses on networking basics, routers and routing basics and the most widely used TCP/IP protocol suite. After this course, the students will have not only general knowledge about computer networks but also the understanding and practical skills of cabling and managing routers, design and implement IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes, TCP/IP Internetworking as well as the professional ethics for Computer Networking and Information Technology.