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This guide provides access to information in computer networking.

Welcome

Welcome to the Computer Networking Research Guide.  This guide will help you find books, eBooks, journal articles, websites, and more that will help you research topics in this subject.

What is a computer network?

    "A computer network consists of a set of communication channels interconnecting a set of computing devices or nodes that can communicate with each other. The nodes may be computers, terminals, workstations (q.v.), or communication units of various kinds distributed over different locations. They communicate over communication channels that can be leased from common carriers (e.g. telephone companies) or are provided by the owners of the network. These channels may use a variety of transmission media,..."   Read more...

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Careers in computer networking

    The U. S. Occupational Outlook Handbook places those with an associates degree in computer networking in jobs related to computer support specialists or network and computer systems administrators.  A number of the jobs, especially in the network and computer systems administrators group, require a bachelor's degree. 

    The BCC Academic Catalog states that students graduating with an Associate degree in computer networking can hold positions as a network and telecommunications architecture manager, associate systems engineer, network administrator, help desk technician, support services representative, computer systems engineer, senior information technologist, technical director and consultant.

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