Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CENT 227 - Networking With TCP/IP

  • Prerequisite: CENT 140

This course covers the essentials of networking computers using the TCP/IP protocol. Students examine the OSI model layers 2 through 7 in great detail. Lab work includes using a protocol analyzer to view and analyze network traffic. Cross-listed as ICS 227. Credit may be received for only CENT 227 or for ICS 227, but not for both.

3 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CENT 227, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the ISO Layers associated with the TCP/IP protocol.
  • Decode a TCP/IP application packet down to the bit level.
  • Describe/explain the tasks performed by the IP stack within a host computer.
  • Describe the operation of the TCP stack within a host computer.
  • Predict packets that would be sent over a local area network, given a scenario of attached network devices and commands entered at workstations.
  • Use a packet analyzer program to view and analyze packets on a local area network.

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