This course is an introduction to networking fundamentals including the design, configuration, troubleshooting and management of wired and wireless networks. Students will learn networking concepts including the basics types of networks, topologies, the OSI model, Ethernet, wireless, IP addressing, DNS and other common protocols. This course prepares students for the CompTIA N+ vendor neutral industry certification.
Every organization needs a network administrator. Considering cybersecurity threats, networking security skills are essential and career opportunities are growing and relevant. There are many opportunities for ministry and even missional work to unserved areas to provide network access.
It is necessary for students to learn the many opportunities for ministry and careers in network security, design and administration.
There is a need for biblically-educated professionals to provide network access to spread the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
There is opportunity for service learning, assistance to churches, small businesses and ministry throughout the world.
Network administrators and security specialists can provide missional outreach throughout the world.
Networking careers exist globally, however security concerns and ethics vary among differing cultures.
This course will provide a hands-on approach to learning, with practical research, cases and projects.
Students will research the latest security threats and will learn by practical, hands-on application.