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Computer Networking & Interfacing
COMP NETWRK/IF
CLASS CODE: CST 225 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduces networking concepts and operation including: topologies, protocols, media and applications. Emphasis is on the operation, installation, and configuration of network hardware. Students install and configure the hardware and software for peer-to-peer and client/server local area networks. Interfacing: Serial, parallel and USB hardware and protocols with an emphasis on their use in networking.
DESCRIPTION: Networking: Topologies (star, bus, token-ring, etc.), protocols (Ethernet, TCP/IP, etc.), and media (UTP, Coax, fiber, wireles, etc.) are covered. Emphasis is on opreration, installation, and configuration of network hardware (NICs, hubs, switches, bridges, routers, etc.). Students install and configure the hardware and software for a local area network. Interfacing: Serial, parallel, GPIB, and USB hardware and protocols. Various devices (from robots to RC cars) are interfaced and operated.
TOPICS: Networking: Topologies (star, bus, token-ring, etc.), protocols (Ethernet, TCP/IP, etc.), and media (UTP, Coax, fiber, wireles, etc.). Network hardware (NICs, hubs, switches, bridges, routers, etc.). Interfacing: Serial, parallel, GPIB, and USB hardware and protocols.
OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand operation and advantages/disadvantages of various network topologies and transmission media; 2. Be able to configure, and troubleshoot, the hardware and software components of a local area networks; 3. Understand and be able to use various interfacing methods for connecting external devices to computers.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: CST 220
OTHER: Offered Winter and Summer.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2000