CST 185: Local and Mobile Networking Essentials

Students learn basic networking concepts including building networks, connecting to a network and connecting networks. Included are peer-to-peer, client/server relationships, network topologies, media, architectures, the OSI model, Ethernet and TCP/IP protocols, IPv4/IPv6 and MAC addressing, routers/routing, network printing, NAT, VPN's, wireless, serial communication, Bluetooth, NFC, and DSRC. The course also provides a strong foundation in preparation for the CompTIA Network+ Exam. This course was previously CST 225.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Level II Prereq: Basic computer skills with the Windows Operating System would be extremely helpful or completion of CIS 100.

2021-22 Class offerings by semester

Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Summer 2022
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offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class

The 2021-22 annual schedule class offerings by semester is offered as a planning tool. Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.

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Description Hours
Credits 4
Lecture Hours 60
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 60

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