Introduces the fundamentals of computer networking. Begins with an introduction to local area networks (LANs) and their components. Includes a discussion of different LAN topologies and their operation, major topologies such as Ethernet, Token Ring, AppleTalk and ArcNet, wide area network (WAN) technologies, network administration and support and general principles of network troubleshooting. Content equivalent to the Cisco (CCNET) course, CompTIA course Network+, Novell course Networking Fundamentals and Microsoft course Networking Essentials. Students who successfully complete this class and CIS 312◊ are ready to earn a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.