Prerequisite: A minimum grade of “B-” in IT 514 or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits)
This course is designed to provide computer professionals with a working knowledge of data communications, computer networks and open systems. The course includes an in- depth review of basic terminology and concepts in data communications, telecommunication protocols, transmission techniques and computer network architecture alternatives. Additional topics include internetworking, circuit and packet switching and telecommunication solutions such as xDSL, ATM and Frame Relay.