Computer Networking

Computer NetworkingGREGG FLEKKE
(952) 567-8033 | gflekke@swmetro.k12.mn.us

The Computer Networking program explains how computer networks and the Internet works. It covers computer-to-computer communication and the various communication pathways in detail. 

SEMESTER 1
Networking Basics 
Cables and Connections
Networking Devices
Ethernet 
Network Implementation 
Wireless Networking
Wide Area Networks 

SEMESTER 2
Network Security
Network Management
Troubleshooting 


PREREQUISITE 
Successful Completion of the Computer Repair course is required before enrolling in this class
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A Mastery level understanding of computers and an introductory understanding of computer networks is required for successful completion of this course - these can be obtained in the Computer repair course which is a prerequisite. Students are encouraged to start in fall semester. Taking or passing the Network Pro or Network Plus exam is NOT a course requirement and does NOT count negatively toward your grade. You will be offered changes to take the Network Pro exam during class. 

This is a self-paced class, an affinity for intellectual cleverness helps.

Computers communicate mostly using a "contention" method of signaling. This is similar to the classroom where students "contend" to speak in the class by raising their hand. Students who take this course generally want to...

GO TO COLLEGE (2 or 4 years) in some aspect of computers and computer networks - hardware, networking or programming.

UNDERSTAND more about computer technology than was taught in the Computer Repair course.

UNDERSTAND  a "language" of inter(personal, computer) communication and are interested in how communication takes place in general.

APPLY THEMSELVES to an interesting, technical subject that is in use all over the world

OBTAIN a network Pro or Network Plus certification






ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

3 Cedits | Anoka Ramsey Community College
4 Credits | Hennepin Technical College

TestOUT Network Pro certification should be recognized by any college with a similar class.