Courses Catalogue

Network Fundamentals

COURSE CODE: COS 1203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Information Technology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description:

This course introduces the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems. It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security.

Course Objectives:

The course is intended to:-

  1. Prepare the student to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment.
  2. Equip students with the required skills to build a network from scratch and maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot an existing network.
  3. Introduce the fundamental networking concepts and technologies for the design and implementation of small to medium sized networks.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Define computer networks and describe their purpose
  2. Describe network media and data transmissions
  3. Explain network design and describe the various network topologies
  4. Discuss local area network architectures
  5. Discuss network protocols and network software

Describe the issues involved in managing a local area network