AIL 603 Introduction
Carolyn Jo Starkey
Assistant Professor, Library Education Media
Alabama State University
Copyright 2008-2009 Carolyn Jo Starkey
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Course Description:

Establishing and maintaining a school-based network.

Course Objectives and Student Outcomes:

  • Network basics.
  • LAN data transmission.
  • Peer-to-peer networks.
  • Server-based networks.
  • Networking hardware including network
    interface cards, hubs, PC motherboards,
    processors.
  • Differences between server and client hardware.
  • Ethernet standards.
  • Network operating systems.
  • Protocols for transporting information.
  • Components of a network (Physical Layer and
    Data-link Layer).
  • Stations and cabling (i.e., 10BASE-5, 10BASE-T,
    etc.).
  • Baseband and broadband channels.
  • Protocols, CSMA/CD, CSMA/CA and packet
    transfers.
AIL 603
Introduction