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Introduction to Computer Networking

Dale W. Callahan, Ph.D., P.E. and Lea B. Callahan, P.E.

Course Overview

Engineers are constantly looked upon to integrate multiple technologies. Because of the growth of the Internet, the need for engineers to have a basic understanding of computer networks has become critical. Almost every role in engineering has become integrated with computers and networking. Data from many sources such as mechanical, chemical, and structural systems is being measured remotely. In addition, we often need to provide a remote control of these systems using networks. This convergence of technologies has helped to make the use of computers and computer networks a mature technology with the ability to be used to solve many types of engineering problems.

The purpose of this course is to provide the engineer with a general introduction to LAN and WAN technologies. This course is addressed to the engineer with a basic knowledge of computers who needs to become familiar with computer networks.

This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Course Content

This course consists of the following course modules:

Module 1 - Computer Networking and Telecommunications

Module 2 - Definitions, Hardware, and Topologies

Module 3 - LANs

Module 4 - Extending to the WAN

Module 5 - Protocols in Networking

Module 6 - IP Addressing Scheme

Module 7 - Fun Experiments



Each module is in PDF format. You need to open or download those documents to study this course.


Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.