IST 7040 Data Communications and Networking

This course covers telecommunications fundamentals, including data, voice, image, and video. The concepts, models, architectures, protocols, standards, and security for the design, implementation, and management of digital networks are also covered. Essentials of local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN), and wide area networks (WAN) are reviewed. Other topics explored are: transmission and switching efficiency, regulatory and technical environments, security and authentication, network operating systems, e-commerce and associated web sites and practices, and middleware for wireless systems, multimedia, and conferencing.