Introduction to Networking

Introduction to Networking

3 Credits
Business, Computer Science

This course introduces the fundamentals of computer network, including communication and computation technologies. In this course, students will learn the most important concepts around IT infrastructure, such as TCP/IP, five layers of TCP/IP stack layers, data transmission, networking, security, computing infrastructure, and managerial issues. These concepts are reinforced by real-world examples in multiple hands-on exercises and example cases analysis that apply the knowledge and skills learned from this course. The critical thinking and IT infrastructure design exercises will deepen students’ understanding of the IT infrastructure capabilities and supports their business problem solving ability regarding IT infrastructure components and solutions. Through interactive learning experience, students can be well-prepared for the dynamic networking industry.

Course Information

Delivery Method
No specific prerequisites. However, basic calculation, logical thinking, and critical thinking are necessary skills required throughout this course. Coding skills are not required, but will be helpful in this course.
Course Level
Time to Complete
Up to 6 months from registration date

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Course Tuition $ 981
Administrative Fee $ 75
Total Tuition and Fees $ 1056*

* Total does not include the cost of course materials. Please refer to our Tuition and Fees page for more information.

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