Offered WI Lecture‐3 Lab‐2 4 credit hrs/5 contact hrs Prerequisite of CIT 180 - Network Connections with “C” or better (2.0 out of a 4.0 scale) Course offers a comprehensive introduction to fundamental network concepts. Lectures on networking technologies will be reinforced through hands‐on lab work. Students will develop an understanding of the protocols and standards that networks rely on for functionality. Network design and implementation will be studied along with administration with an emphasis on troubleshooting and maintenance. Students will learn the OSI model and which networking technologies relate to which layer. Students will gain a broader understanding of the interconnections between bridges, routers, and switches. Labs will cover the set‐up and configuration of a functioning network.