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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand operation and advantages/disadvantages of various network topologies and transmission media;
2. 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:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2000