Data Communication Concepts I
Course Number: CIS 179
Transcript Title: Data Comm Concepts I
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Provides 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. Prerequisite: CIS 120 or CIS 121 or EET 111 or instructor permission. Audit available.
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.
Alignment with Institutional Core Learning Outcomes
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 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.
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