This course focuses on the fundamental concepts and technologies of communications networks and the Internet, including Network Communications theory through the TCP/IP stack, which is the foundation of modern communication systems. The course also emphasizes application of these concepts to the analysis and design of network solutions for various Enterprise and Service Providers requirements. Topics include in-depth analysis of the layered structure of networking protocols, network media, communications standards, LAN and WAN network architectures, in-depth IP routing, and current trends in networking via the Internet. Students will analyze the purpose of network routing protocols, their respective algorithms, and IP addressing. Students will apply critical thinking via discussions of current and future trends in network technology, expanding to IP Services, Network Virtualization, and their role in networking evolution. Prerequisite: Recommended ICT 4005.