• Program: Information Technology/Computer Careers
  • Course: Network Essentials
  • Course #: CCIS1105
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course exposes students to networking concepts, technologies and typical network administration/analysis duties found in the workplace. Topics covered include communication models; network protocols, with emphasis on the TCP/IP protocol suite; physical and logical topologies; transmission media; network hardware; IP addressing and subnetting; routing; and introduction to Linux and Windows server administration using the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Command Line Interface (CLI); and introduction to network security, risk assessment, and troubleshooting techniques.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explain the function of each layer of the OSI (Open System Interconnection) model
Program subnet IP (Internet Protocol) network addresses in given situations
Create physical and logical network topology diagrams for given circumstances
Explain the purpose and properties of routing
Evaluate common connectivity issues
Contrast the function of general and specialized network devices
Select the appropriate network management tool(s) (command line and graphic) given a scenario
Categorize WAN (Wide Area Network) technology types
Categorize LAN (Local Area Network) technology types
Categorize standard cable types
List the characteristics of common logical network topologies
Compare the function of hardware and software security devices
Identify commonly used TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and UDP (User Datagram Protocol) default ports
Summarize threats and mitigation strategies to ensure availability of network resources

Credit Details
  • Total Credits: 4
  • Credit Type: Lecture
  • Credits:  4
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  CCIS1101 (with a minimum grade of C) or instructor's consent
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie