This class was tough.
This is a course meant for those with a penchant for self-study and minimal prodding. The work is all in the book and the professor asks for it in a very particular manner. However, the payoff is a deeper understanding of the networking environment and the tools used in the workplace. Prof. Mac is very knowledgeable and approachable. Do the work and you'll go far.
The course is designed to present the material in the order it is presented in the book (CompTIA Network+ Guide to Networks, 7th Ed.). Listening to the lectures is optional, as you should already have read the chapter prior to arriving, however Prof. Mac will assist with any questions you may have on the material. Be prepared to spend copious amounts of time learning how to subnet, and being provided ample opportunities to use the computer lab and put the book learning to practical use.
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Advice for students:
Be prepared to read. You'll need to read the chapters thoroughly, do nearly all of the labs, and love learning about some very technical and dry material. If you're a fan of the technical aspects of networking you will enjoy it. Do remember to bring your taste for bad jokes into the room as they just keep coming.