CSN105 - Introduction to Computers and Networks

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Subject Title
Introduction to Computers and Networks

Subject Description
This course is an introduction to computer functions and introductory networking concepts. Through activity-based learning and an Internet of Things (IoT) project, students will examine the relationships between computer, operating system, and networking components. Students will examine the roles of computers and networking devices and demonstrate how to deploy this equipment to achieve computer functionality and network connectivity. Students will gain hands-on knowledge and troubleshooting capabilities in this course.

Credit Status

1 credit (3 units)

Required for CTY – Computer Systems Technology (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)

Required for CNS – Computer Networking and Technical Support (Ontario College Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify and describe computer hardware components to troubleshoot technical problems with computer systems.
2. Compare and contrast computer hardware components to install and replace computer system components.
3. Evaluate computer hardware components to recommend an appropriate computer system configuration within a
    computing environment.
4. Recognize and explain networking terminology to support the maintenance of an existing network infrastructure.
5. Identify and apply the appropriate networking tools to diagnose and troubleshoot network connectivity.
6. Construct a working LAN model to support the implementation and configuration of a network infrastructure.
7. Investigate and construct an Internet of Things (IoT) cloud solution to solve real world problems.

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

    •  Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

    •  Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

    •  Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.