This course is designed to prepare students to apply and understand the basics of computer networking. Instruction includes the OSI model and industry standards; network topologies; IP addressing, including subnet masks; and basic network design. Students will install and operate simple-routed LAN, routed WAN and switched LAN and WAN networks. This is the first of four semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking and to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate examination. Lab fee required.