Network Design and Documentation
2 Credit Hours

Students will learn to design and document networks from the ground up using industry standards. Starting with the network in our own lab, the students will learn to design a simple network and create the necessary documentation to manage a small network. The students will then develop skills to design and document a more complicated network, such as the Iowa Central campus network. They will also learn to document established networks. This will be accomplished by inspecting the campus network, using necessary tools and software to analyze the network and prepare the proper documentation. This course will help students refine their critical thinking skills as they evaluate various technology topics and concepts while searching for underlying connections between the technology and how to apply those concepts in a lab setting, which is a skill that should be beneficial in any/all types of technology careers. This course will also help students gain hands-on technology literacy which will be of vital significance when making important work-related decisions.