Computer networking courses are commonly offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels through certificate and degree programs in computer science and information systems, computer networking technology, and electronics and computer technology. Undergraduate programs generally prepare students for entry-level positions in computer networking careers, and students may be qualified to pursue certification through companies like Cisco and CompTIA. Graduate programs focus more on the research and development aspects of the field.
Some of the standard concepts covered in these classes are as follows:
• Basic networking topics (LANs, WANs, Ethernet, and so on)
• Troubleshooting and solving network problems
• Wireless technologies (such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) and security
• Security for various network types, including basic computer forensics
• Authentication types and their respective configurations and management
• Network design and implementation