CRN: 71006

Credits : 4


This course will introduce the students to a broad range of telecommunications concepts covering the wired and wireless environment. This covers the fundamentals of sound, the OSI model, carrier networks, TCP/IP and Internet basics. We will also introduce the concepts of big data and cloud computing along with the growing impact of Voice Over IP (VoIP) in business, personal, and carrier environment. Basic radio and wireless concepts will be introduced. In addition, cyber security and impacts to the wired/wireless networks will be discussed.

Goals and Objectives

·         Understand the seven layers of the OSI model

·         Define and explore Networking, routers, and TCP/IP

·         Explore Broadband and fiber optical cabling, and carrier network design

·         Discuss fundamental radio systems and wireless propagation

·         Provide understanding of current wireless networking techniques

·         Have a basic understanding of big data, cloud computing, and data analytics 

  • TS090C  Academic Skills Seminar

    Course Materials

    Course Topics
    Network Principles, Protocols, and Topologies  Participation Quiz,
    Week 1 Quiz  
    Network Media and Interface Cards  Week 2 Quiz  
    OSI Model, Ethernet, and IP Addressing  Week 3 Quiz  
    Network Architectures and Operating Systems  Week 4 Quiz  
    Complex Networks and Network Security  Week 5 Quiz  
    Local and Wide Area Networking  Proctored Midterm Exam 
    Wireless Communication and Transmission  Week 7 Quiz 
    Radio Waves and Antennas  Week 8 Quiz  
    Wireless Personal Area Networks  Week 9 Quiz  
    10  Wireless Local Area Networks  Week 10 Quiz  
    11  Wireless Metropolitan and Wide Area Networks  Week 11 Quiz  
    12  RFID  Proctored Final Exam 

    Proctor Information

    Proctor Information

    Please note that this course requires a proctor. Specific details are provided under the COURSE INFORMATION section in each Blackboard course.


    NACTEL:  You can read more about the proctoring program and steps needed to obtain an approved proctor by clicking on this link:  Proctoring Program.


    iPace:  You will use an online proctoring service called ProctorU, whereby you’ll be able to take your proctored exams from home. You will not need to physically go somewhere to take your online exams. Under the Course Information section of your Blackboard course you will find more information on this service and what you need to do to set up your account if you have not done so previous

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