Calalog Course Description: This course is a study of the fundamentals of data communications. Basic signaling, networking and various transmission media are covered.

Purpose of the Course: This course introduces students to fundamental networking concepts and technologies using a hands-on approach. In addition, the course will assist students in developing the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications. By the end of this course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. 

The student support materials for IST220 are located here or on Blackboard

  • Easily find the current IST220 Plan of Instruction by clicking the button in the menu bar on the right.
  • Current IST220 Chapter Review Slides will be posted here
  • If you need to lookup a computer term, try our Geek Glossary. Over 24,000 computer terms from our courses are defined in a user friendly database, a big help when studying class material.
  • The CPT Department Jobs Board will help you find full-time or part-time emplyment in IT.

This web site is intended for the exclusive use of students in this class. The purpose of this site is to provide copies of study materials and other resources that will help in the successful completion of this course. Students are encouraged to visit this site regularly and take advantage of these resources.