The increasing computerization of today’s workplace has created the need for knowledgeable technicians, managers, and administrators well-grounded in the techniques of connecting multiple computer platforms, enabling networking in diverse hardware and software environments, and providing reliable communication between all parts of the organization. This course provides an overview of the essential fundamentals of networking and system administration required in today’s local area network (LAN) environment as well as a solid foundation for the student’s pursuit of industry certification, such as CompTIA’s Network+ and Cisco’s CCNA. Specifically, the course will focus on the networking technology, including telecommunication basics, LAN fundamentals, and wide area network (WAN) principles that comprise today’s complex networking environment.