You will be introduced to the broad subject area of data communications. Topics include communications theory, data codes, error detection/correction, local area networks, wide area networks, the Internet, and serial transmission techniques. You will also design, install, setup and administer peer-to-peer local area networks (LANs).
Week 1 material is on Blackboard.
Introduction to TCP/IP
Suite Service Overview
TCP/IP vs. OSI Reference Model
Networks and Routing
TCP/IP Networks and Subnets
World Wide Web Is Client/Server
Types of Internet Connections
Web Server Configuration
Introduction to Electronic Mail
Mid-Term Break: February 24—28
The course presentations are on Blackboard.
Labs and assignments
There are ten (10) lab exercises, each worth 2%. All labs are on Blackboard; labs with links have files hosted here.
|Lab #1||Windows Commands||2%|
|Lab #2||Null Modem||2%|
|Lab #3||ipconfig, route, netstat, ...||2%|
|Lab #4||Ethernet Cable||2%|
|Lab #7||Windows Peer-to-Peer||2%|
|Lab #8||Lab #8||Windows Remote||2%|
|Lab #9||Wireless and IP Routing||2%|