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To introduce the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks and to enbable students to build simple LAN.

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Apply knowledge of the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the internet

Apply knowledge of the role of protocol layers in data networks

Apply knowledge of the importance fo addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv5 environments

Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfil given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 networks

Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations

Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches

Use a command-line interface to perform basic router and switch configurations