Catalog Course Description: This course is a study of current and emerging computer networking technology. Topics covered include safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, LANs, WANs, OSI Model, cabling, cabling tools, Cisco routers, router programming, star topology, IP addressing, and network standards.

Purpose of the Course: This course provides the knowledge and concepts required to understand how local and wide area networks communicate and what components are necessary in these environments.

The student support materials for IST201 are located here or on Blackboard. All of your IST201 Tests and Written Final Exam will be taken on Cisco Networking Academy. All Journal Entries and other assignments will be uploaded to Blackboard.

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