- Course Number:
- CIS 179
- Course Title:
- Data Communication Concepts I
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionProvides basic concepts of data communications, networking and connectivity. Explores hardware, connectivity, signaling, addressing, network topologies, communication protocols, network designs, switching, management, TCP/IP protocols, security and standards with emphasis on the OSI reference model. Prerequisites: CIS 120 or CIS 121 or EET 111 or instructor permission. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
On successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Successfully participate in higher level Data Communication and Networking classes
- Troubleshoot simple Data Communication problems
- Design moderately complex networks using appropriate network architectures and hardware
Course Activities and Design
This course is presented by means of:
- on-campus lectures or distance learning lessons
- on-line discussions,
- individual lab assignments
- group lab assignments.
Students will be required to use essential tools to complete the lab assignments.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Communicate effectively with networking professionals.
- Select appropriate data communications solutions to business problems and needs.
- Explain the process of data communication.
- Prepare elementary internetworking designs, including cost evaluations.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Communicate effectively
- Participate in discussions with the instructor and other students.
- Prepare a research report using professional literature and/or interviewing networking professionals.
- Select Appropriate Solutions
- In oral and written work, when given a business problem, provide appropriate networking and data communications.
- Prepare Internetworking Designs
- Prepare logical and physical network drawings for fairly simple networks, specifying network and link types, plus costs.
- Explain Processes
- Use proper data communication vocabulary to explain how data communication processes work.
- Concepts Include:
- Network topologies, media, access methods, architectures, connectivity devices, communication protocols, wide area network communication types, security, management, signaling, and telecommunication concepts.
- AT routers