This class will introduce us to the basics of computer networking, including local and wide area networks, TCP/IP protocol, VOIP, and network security and performance. We will get to use Cisco CCNA lab components, and it will be a good foundation for pursuing further Cisco CCNA education and certification. This class is important for us because computer networks are the basis of how computers work together and “speak” to each other. Having a solid understanding of how this stuff works will help us be better software engineers. There is also a huge demand for people who understand the networking and IT side of technology that can also code, the whole field of DevOps needs people with this blend of knowledge.