CIT 20700/ 3 Cr.
This course provides the foundation for the understanding of data communication systems and computer networks. Topics include information representation and transmission, medium types and configuration, telephony, error handling, TCP/IP and internetworking, and diagnostic techniques.
- Available Online: Yes
- Credit by Exam: Yes
- Laptop Required: Yes
Course Outcomes (What are these?)
- Describe the purpose of the OSI model and each of its layers (CIT a)
- Describe the purpose of the TCP/IP model and each of its layers (CIT a)
- Explain specific functions belonging to each OSI model layers (CIT a)
- Explain specific functions belonging to each TCP/IP model layers (CIT a)
- Explain basic data transmission concepts such as attenuation, noise, and distortion (CIT a)
- Describe physical characteristics various transmission media (CIT a)
- Understand the various technologies and signaling techniques used to digitally transmit information (CIT a)
- Explain the concepts and forms of multiplexing and media sharing (CIT a)
- Compare the differences between LANs, MANs, and WANs (CIT a)
- Understand the access methods underlying Ethernet and Token Ring networks (CIT a)
- Compare the advantages and disadvantages of circuit switching and packet switching (CIT a)
- Summarize and present independent research on evolving and emerging technologies (CIT h)
- Identify the core protocols of the TCP/IP suite (CIT a)
- Describe the functions of the core protocols of the TCP/IP suite (CIT a)
- Understand methods of network design unique to TCP/IP networks, including subnetting (CIT a)
- Create and present a final project (CIT d, f, h)
CIT Student Outcomes (What are these?)
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
- Components of Data Communication and Networking
- The OSI Model
- Signals, Data Encoding, and Modems
- Flow Control and Error Detection and Correction
- Transmission Media
- Multiplexing Techniques
- LAN Protocols
- LANs, MANs and WANs
- Circuit and Packet Switching Concepts
- TCP/IP Protocols
Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs)
1a. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats, particularly written, oral, and visual formats.
1b. Identify and propose solutions for problems using quantitative tools and reasoning.
1c. Make effective use of information resources and technology.
3. Integration and Application of Knowledge
5. Understanding Society and Culture