Network architecture and the OSI model. Physical protocols for data transmission and error detection/correction, data link concepts, LAN protocols, internetworking, end-to-end service and security considerations. Prerequisite: CISS 350.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered odd Fall.
Most current editions of the following:
Data and Computer Communications
By Stallings, W. (Prentice Hall) Recommended
Communications and Networking
By Forouzan, B.A. (McGraw Hill) Recommended
To understand data transmission issues and techniques.
To develop a foundation in the operation of the OSI model and other current protocols and architectures.
To describe issues pertinent to wide and local area networks.
To learn the Internet architecture and protocols.
Explain the OSI and TCP/IP protocols.
Compare various transmission media such as guided and wireless.
Compare data encoding schemes.
Discuss synchronous and asynchronous transmission.
Explain data link control.
Explain multiplexing techniques and circuit switching issues.
Compare WAN and LAN technologies.
Evaluate Internet protocols.
Protocols and architectures
Data transmission and media
Synchronous and asynchronous transmission
Data link control
ATM and frame relay
LAN and WAN design
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20
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