This course provides an introduction to computer network and Internet technologies. It emphasizes the distinction between various logical concepts and entities such as networks, the Internet at large, and the World Wide Web. Universal protocols and services such as SMTP, HTTP, DNS, and SNMP are explored. In addition, students will learn to deconstruct and identify components of common technologies. The context of these technologies within society and business is also introduced.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Recognize and describe networking and Internet technology terms, concepts, technologies.
- Determine the relationship between networks, the Internet, and the World Wide Web.
- Explain the role and function of networking and Internet technologies in real-world practice.
- Analyze common uses of technology in terms of knowledge of networks and networking.
- Discuss challenges and implications of a networked society.