CGS1061C Introduction To Computers In Technology
There are no corequisites for this course.
||This course serves as a general introduction for students to acquire
a foundation in current network technologies for local area networks
(LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet. This course
prepares the student to take the CompTIA Network+ certification
exam. The course provides an introduction to the hardware,
software,terminology, components, design, and connections of a
network, as well as the topologies and protocols for LANs. It covers
LAN-user concepts and the basic functions of system administration
- TEST OUT. LABSIM (NETWORK+) (2009( (EXAM N10-004), 2009 ed., TEST, 2009. ISBN: 9781935080336
- Testout LabSim. LabSim Network Pro (Exam NI0-005), 2012 ed., Testout LabSim, 2012. ISBN: 9781935080435
|Program Learning Outcomes:
This course provides information necessary to pass the Microsoft
Certification exam 70-058, Networking Essentials.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to:
- Identify the components of a LAN and determine the
type of network design most appropriate for a give site.
- Identify the different media used in network communications,
distinguish between them, and determine how to use them to connect
servers and workstations in a network.
Distinguish between the different networking standards,
and access methods, and determine which would be most appropriate
a given LAN.
- Recognize the primary network architectures, identify their
characteristics, and determine which would be the most appropriate
for a proposed LAN.
- Identify the primary functions of network operating systems and
distinguish between a centralized computing environment and a
- Determine how to implement and support the major networking
components (including the server, operating system, and clients),
propose a system for adequately securing data on a given LAN and
protecting the system’s components.
- Distinguish between LANs and WANs, identify the components used
to expand a LAN into a WAN, and determine how to implement and
appropriate modem in the larger LAN/WAN environment.
- Identify strategic LAN support tools and resources, and
how to use these in troubleshooting basic network problems.
- Identify the components of the Internet.
|Methods of Evaluation:
||Evaluation of the student progress towards achieving stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
|| It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
|Student Email Accounts
||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
|| For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.