A comprehensive course requiring the student to plan, analyze, design, install, and configure a working computer network. Specifically, the course will focus on the networking technology, including telecommunication basics, Local Area Networking LAN , wide area networking (WAN), networking operating system configuration, and network analysis, maintenance and administration. Application exercises include the configuration of a network operating system, and network performance analysis and simulation. A modern network operating system will be used for extensive hands-on exercises to practice and demonstrate networking skills. Prerequisite(s): CIS 3348 or (COSC 2436 and ITSE 1431 and MATH 2414). Networking program fee $175.