Computer Networking Systems I

Power Standards

Students will explore the fundamentals of computer networking including features of different Local Area Networks (LAN) technologies.  They will learn the fundamentals of networking based on the OSI layered model.  A five router lab will be set up for hands-on experience in enabling traffic between different networks.

I. All students will demonstrate skills necessary to find and earn employment (resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc).

  • All students will create a resume.
  • All students will create a letter of application.
II. All students will consistently demonstrate professional soft skills necessary to keep employment (relations with others, work ethic, dependability, etc).
  • All students will demonstrate an ability to work and get along with others.
  • All students will demonstrate common work ethic standards such as honesty and integrity.
  • All students will attend and arrive on time for class.
III. All students will identify and describe functions of the layers of the OSI and TCP/IP layered models.
  • All students will identify devices that operate at Layer 1 of the OSI model.
  • All students will identify devices that operate at Layer 2 of the OSI model.
  • All students will identify devices that operate at Layer 3 of the OSI model.
  • All students will compare and contrast addressing for layer 2 and 3 devices.
  • All students will compare and contrast Transport Layer protocols.
  • All students will describe the function of port numbers at the Transport Layer.
  • All students will differentiate between various Application Layer protocols.
IV. All students will perform basic configuration of a Cisco router.
  • All students will log into Cisco routers in both user and privileged modes.
  • All students will configure basic global parameters such as passwords and host name on Cisco routers.
  • All students will configure and enable serial and ethernet interfaces on Cisco routers.
  • All students will configure RIP as a routing protocol on Cisco routers.
V. All students will perform basic configuration of a Cisco catalyst ethernet switch.
  • All students will log in to Cisco catalyst switches in both user and privileged modes.
  • All students will configure basic global parameters such as passwords, hostname and IP address information on Cisco catalyst switches.