2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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CIS 265 Data Communications and Networks (5 credits)

Prerequisite CIS 134  with a grade of at least 2.0, or instructor permission.

Course Description
An introduction to data communication and network terminology, operating concepts, network design, hardware and software. Reviews various specifications and standards for data communications hardware and software.  Addresses the advantages and disadvantages of various network systems and their availability, flexibility and performance. Participate in the design of a data communications network.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe the basic hardware, software and services components used in network systems.
2. Compare and contrast the alternatives in LAN media, topologies, access methods, and media.
3. Summarize the seven layers of the open systems interconnection (OSI) reference model.
4. Compare and contrast the different types of network cabling.
5. Describe the major data link layer protocols
6. Describe the major network layer protocols with an emphasis on IP, including addressing, subnetting, network address translation and IP configuration.
7. Describe the major functions of network operating systems and directory services.
8. Troubleshoot networks using standard troubleshooting tools.
9. Describe the advantages/disadvantages of various network protocols.
10. Demonstrate an understanding of connecting and managing various end user devices including mobile and WiFI configurations.

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