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Local Area Networks

A local area network (LAN) is a high-speed data network over a small physical area (i.e. an office, a building, or a campus). LANs often connect different computers, printers, servers, and other devices to enable shared access and facilitate exchange between network users. This course will introduce the student to local area networks, the protocols they use, and the various layers that constitute a network. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Computer Science 402)


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Daniela Brauner
Daniela Brauner (Faculty)
6 years ago

Short but very interesting! 

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