CSIS 331 Networks

Building on the foundational knowledge of the 330 course, this is a study in corporate data networking. This course primarily focuses on switched networks (wired and wireless) with hands on work on setting up and operating a switched network. Routed networks fundamentals and concepts will be introduced to prepare students for careers in networks operations and the follow-on advanced networks class. (Formerly BMIS 331)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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The CSIS 331 Networks course is the next logical progression in the study of both Information Assurance and Data Networking cognates. The prerequisite CSIS 330 course introduced business data and telecommunications. As the student advances, he/she is now ready for a more in-depth immersion into switched networks and how networks support business objectives. This course sets the stage for the student to advance into the more complex “routed” networks taught in the follow-on CSIS 430 course.

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Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

There are 2 Discussions completed in this course. Discussions are collaborative learning experiences.

Packet Tracer Lab Assignments

Lab assignments will be submitted per the instructions in each lab.


All quizzes are to be taken in their appropriate module in Netacad. Valid documentation is required in the event of planned absences (e.g. participation in school activities) or unplanned absences (e.g. illness/emergencies). Exams are administered on Netacad and are to be taken the module they are assigned. Exams are open book/open notes.

Quiz: Final

The Quiz: Final will cover the Learn material for the assigned Module: Weeks. Begin this exam in Netacad only when you are prepared to complete it. In Netacad it is titled Final Exam. You may refer to your notes at any time during the assessment. You will have 2 hours to choose the correct answers to 50 – 55 questions. The timer will continue if you leave this exam without submitting it. If you exceed the allotted time limit, you may still finish the exam, but your instructor will be alerted to your total completion time. Do not hit the BACK button on your browser; this will lock you out of your exam and require an email to your instructor for re-access.

Final Project: SRWE Practice Skills Assignment

The Final Project will bridge together all the skills the student learned from Module 1: Week 1 – Module 7: Week 7.  It will allow the student to apply the knowledge and learning the student gained from the labs in this course to configure the router and switches in the topology.

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