Data Communications

Data Communications
Principles of data communications, local- and wide-area networks, hardware, software, media, standards, management, and business applications. Lab required.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAdmission to information systems major; concurrent enrollment in same section of IS 411, 413, and 415.
 ProgramsContaining IS 404
Course Outcomes

Develop Understanding of Data Communications

Develop an understanding of data communications and network systems in general and specifically be able to:

  • Set up and configure basic network components including systems and firewalls.
  • Understand basic protocols in TCP/IP network stack.
  • Understand and be able to setup and configure basic network services.

Ability to Solve Specific Problems

Ability to solve specific problems using their understanding gained during the course.

Data Communications Competency

Converse competently with IT professionals who specialize in data communications. Understand and debate current data communications issues.