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Data Communications & Networking I

DCOM1100 is the first of four courses that helps prepare the student towards many of the objectives of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) accreditation. This course provides students with a knowledge of the principles and topologies used in data communications today by instructing students in introductory network concepts, network devices and protocols. Current market analysis indicates networking and more specifically internetworking is in very large demand. From corporations to small office sites and even into "smart" homes there is a growing need to interconnect computerized equipment. This course gives programming students a base knowledge in networking and prepares systems students to continue their network systems education in the DCOM 2100 course in semester 2.