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College Offers Class On How To Install Home Or Small Business Network

College Offers Class On How To Install Home Or Small Business Network

December 15, 2003 - This spring, CCCCD will be offering a class to interested individuals and small-business owners on how to build wireless networks in their homes or offices. The class, "Personal and Small Business Connectivity," will take place from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., on Saturday March 27, at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Boulevard, in Frisco.

This one-day course covers basic information needed to connect personal computers, printers, scanners and many other peripherals to wireless hubs in a small business or home setting. Rather than discussing broad topics, the class will instead build a demonstration network as an example of how to bring disparate hardware and software components together. The curriculum covers basic networking, wireless tips, security and troubleshooting. Students need only a textbook to enroll. No prerequisites are required.

"Small networks are not yet off-the-shelf commodities, packaged so that they perform right out of the box," said Ann Beheler, dean of engineering technology. "Installing a small, wireless LAN requires knowledge of what hardware and software to buy and how to configure all parts to accomplish the speed, reach and security desired."

For additional information, contact the Engineering Technology Division at 972-377-1715. See Computer Networking Fundamentals in the spring schedule.