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CNT140 - Cisco Networking Fundamentals

CNT140. Cisco Networking Fundamentals (4). Introduction to computer networking standards and operation. Includes network topologies, network addressing, basic network design, and cable installation. First of four courses to prepare students to pass the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification examination. Prerequisite: CNT 115 or CNT 120. Three lecture. Three lab.

1. Communicating over the network
2. Application layer functionality and protocols
3. OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) transport layer
4. OSI network layer
5. Addressing the network: IPv4
6. OSI data link layer
7. OSI physical layer
8. Ethernet
9. Planning and cabling networks
10. Configuring and testing networks

1. Describe the process of data travelling across a network. (1)
2. Identify the functions of the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) application-layer protocols. (2)
3. Compare and contrast TCP and UDP’s (User Datagram Protocol) function in networking. (3)
4. Describe the two parts of network addressing, and then identify the parts in specific protocol address examples. (4)
5. Calculate subnet masks to create an IP address scheme. (5)
6. Define and describe the function of a MAC address and other data-link layer addresses.(6)
7. Discuss a variety of network media and its qualities and application. (7)
8. Define the frame structure and functionality of the different Ethernet technologies. (8)
9. Develop a strategy for designing and implementing a physical network layout. (9)
10. Create a basic configuration for a layer three Cisco device and confirm the configuration. (10)

1. Cisco Academy on-line chapter exams and final exam. Cisco Academy skills final exam.

4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lecture/Lab

(Credit level CNT 115 Minimum Grade of C or Credit level CNT 120 Minimum Grade of C)

Comp Tech & Instruct Support Division
Computer Networking Technology Department


This class is currently only offered in the Fall Semester.

List of CNT140 sections for Fall 2016

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