NSCOM 201 CISCO Networking I • 5 Cr.


Course provides foundation knowledge in networking. Topics include: network topologies, OSI model, design and documentation, LANs, network media, protocols and routing. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Recommended: TECH 215/217 or equivalent course work or experience.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Perform arithmetic operations in binary, decimal and hexadecimal numbering systems.
  • Define terms and units related to networking such as throughput and bandwidth.
  • Name and describe the layers of standard networking models.
  • Describe network signals and the phenomena that affect the integrity of those signals.
  • Describe networking media and devices and the advantages and limitations of each.
  • Design a subnetted addressing scheme giving network numbers, range of host numbers, broadcast numbers and subnet mask.
  • Describe protocol data units and associate each with its corresponding layer in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) networking model.
  • Design an IPv6 addressing scheme and configure non-simulated devices with the designed addresses to create a simple network.