• [Fri Jan 3 19:07:47 EST 2020]
    The course begins on Monday, January 6th, 2020.

By week: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14

Course Description

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

Week 1 material is on Blackboard.

Week 2

Lab 2


Week 3

Lab 3

Week 4

Lab 4


Introduction to TCP/IP
TCP/IP Terminology
Suite Service Overview
TCP/IP vs. OSI Reference Model
Networks and Routing
IP Addressing
TCP/IP Networks and Subnets
World Wide Web Is Client/Server
Types of Internet Connections
Web Server Configuration
Introduction to Electronic Mail

Week 5

Lab 5

Week 6

Lab 6

Week 7

Mid-Term Break: February 24—28

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14


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 #1Windows Commands2%
Lab #2 Null Modem2%
Lab #3ipconfig, route, netstat, ...2%
Lab #4 Ethernet Cable2%
Lab #5 FTP2%
Lab #6 HTTP2%
Lab #7 Windows Peer-to-Peer2%
Lab #8 Lab #8Windows Remote2%
Lab #9Wireless and IP Routing2%

Reading & Reference Material

1.Employ various data communication methods.
  [Wikipedia Article] Communication theory
[Wikipedia Article] Communications system
[Wikipedia Article] Data transmission
[Wikipedia Article] Communication protocol
[Wikipedia Article] Code
[Wikipedia Article] Error detection and correction
[Wikipedia Article] Local area network
[Wikipedia Article] Campus network
[Wikipedia Article] Metropolitan area network
[Wikipedia Article] Wide area network
[Wikipedia Article] IEEE Standards Association
[Wikipedia Article] Outline of telecommunication
[Wikipedia Article] Portal:Telecommunication
[Wikipedia Article] Telecommunication
[Wikipedia Article] History of telecommunication

[Wikipedia Article] List of telecommunications regulatory bodies
[Wikipedia Article] Telecommunications in Canada
[Wikipedia Article] Internet in Canada
[Wikipedia Article] Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
[Wikipedia Article] Telecommunications Act (Canada)
[Wikipedia Article] Communications in the United States
[Wikipedia Article] Federal Communications Commission
[Wikipedia Article] International Telecommunication Union
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
[Wikipedia Article] International Electrotechnical Commission

[Wikipedia Article] Narrowband
[Wikipedia Article] Wideband
[Wikipedia Article] Broadband
[Wikipedia Article] Modem
[Wikipedia Article] Cable modem
[Wikipedia Article] Internet access

[Wikipedia Article] Plain old telephone service
[Wikipedia Article] Public switched telephone network
[Wikipedia Article] PSTN network topology
[Wikipedia Article] Telecommunication circuit
[Wikipedia Article] Leased line
[Wikipedia Article] Demarcation point

[Wikipedia Article] ISDN
[Wikipedia Article] Basic Rate Interface
[Wikipedia Article] Primary Rate Interface
[Wikipedia Article] Synchronous optical networking
[Wikipedia Article] VPN
  1.1 Set up a data communications/terminal emulation program to provide communication between personal computer (local) and server (remote) using null modem connections and to transfer files.
  [Wikipedia Article] Computer terminal
[Wikipedia Article] Serial port
[Wikipedia Article] Data Terminal Equipment
[Wikipedia Article] Data circuit-terminating equipment
[Wikipedia Article] Serial communication
[Wikipedia Article] Communication software
[Wikipedia Article] Terminal emulator
[Wikipedia Article] Personal computer
[Wikipedia Article] Null modem
[Wikipedia Article] File transfer
[Wikipedia Article] Electronic Industries Alliance
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
[Wikipedia Article] RS-232
The RS232 Standard
Using a Console Connection []
  1.2 Differentiate between various data communications media.
  [Wikipedia Article] Transmission medium
[Wikipedia Article] Communication channel
[Wikipedia Article] Point-to-Point
[Wikipedia Article] Point-to-Multipoint
[Wikipedia Article] Broadcasting
[Wikipedia Article] Electromagnetic radiation
[Wikipedia Article] Electrical conductor
[Wikipedia Article] Wire
[Wikipedia Article] Electrical cable
[Wikipedia Article] Networking cables
[Wikipedia Article] Coaxial cable
[Wikipedia Article] RG-6
[Wikipedia Article] Category 3 cable
[Wikipedia Article] Category 5 cable
[Wikipedia Article] Category 6 cable
[Wikipedia Article] ISO/IEC 11801
[Wikipedia Article] Fibre-optic cable
[Wikipedia Article] Optical fiber connector
[Wikipedia Article] Power-line communication
[Wikipedia Article] On-premises wiring
[Wikipedia Article] Plenum cable
[Wikipedia Article] Wireless
[Wikipedia Article] Wireless network
[Wikipedia Article] Microwave transmission
[Wikipedia Article] Packet radio
[Wikipedia Article] Copper conductor
[Wikipedia Article] Optical fiber
[Wikipedia Article] Twisted pair
[Wikipedia Article] Optical communication
[Wikipedia Article] Fiber-optic communication
[Wikipedia Article] CSMA/CD
[Wikipedia Article] Token ring
[Wikipedia Article] Token bus network
[Wikipedia Article] Ethernet
[Wikipedia Article] FDDI
[Wikipedia Article] Circuit switching
[Wikipedia Article] Message switching
[Wikipedia Article] Packet switching
[Wikipedia Article] Cell relay
  1.3 Analyze information sent in both asynchronous and synchronous formats.
  [Wikipedia Article] Bit
[Wikipedia Article] Digital signal
[Wikipedia Article] Analog signal
[Wikipedia Article] Bit rate
[Wikipedia Article] Baud
[Wikipedia Article] Bandwidth (computing)
[Wikipedia Article] Bandwidth (signal processing)
[Wikipedia Article] Throughput
[Wikipedia Article] Channel capacity
[Wikipedia Article] Goodput
[Wikipedia Article] Frequency
[Wikipedia Article] Asynchronous communication
[Wikipedia Article] Comparison of synchronous and asynchronous signalling
[Wikipedia Article] Multiplexing
[Wikipedia Article] Frequency-division multiplexing
[Wikipedia Article] Time-division multiplexing
[Wikipedia Article] Wavelength-division multiplexing
[Wikipedia Article] Frequency-division multiple access
[Wikipedia Article] Time-division multiple access
[Wikipedia Article] Code-division multiple access
[Wikipedia Article] Amplitude modulation
[Wikipedia Article] Frequency modulation
[Wikipedia Article] Phase modulation
[Wikipedia Article] Quadrature amplitude modulation
[Wikipedia Article] Simplex communication
[Wikipedia Article] Duplex (telecommunications)
[Wikipedia Article] Forward error correction
[Wikipedia Article] Parallel communication
2.Administer and operate a computer network.
  2.1 Configure and connect a computer to the Internet using a direct IP connection using various data communications media.
  [Wikipedia Article] Internet
[Wikipedia Article] Intranet
[Wikipedia Article] History of the Internet
[Wikipedia Article] Category:Internet governance
[Wikipedia Article] Internet organizations
[Wikipedia Article] Internet protocol suite
[Wikipedia Article] Internet Society
[Wikipedia Article] Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
[Wikipedia Article] Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
[Wikipedia Article] Internet Engineering Task Force
[Wikipedia Article] Routing
[Wikipedia Article] Private network
[Wikipedia Article] Internetworking
  2.2 Use command line and GUI file transfer programs to send and receive files over the internet.
  [Wikipedia Article] Command-line interface
[Wikipedia Article] Graphical user interface
[Wikipedia Article] File Transfer Protocol
[Wikipedia Article] Secure Shell
  2.3 Demonstrate the OSI (open systems interconnect) layered communications model as it relates to real computer networks.
  [Wikipedia Article] International Organization for Standardization
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
[Wikipedia Article] OSI model
  2.4 Explain how and why to use different OSI layer devices and media when planning a data communications network.
  [Wikipedia Article] Bridging
[Wikipedia Article] Router
[Wikipedia Article] Firewall (computing)
  2.5 Efficiently use the WWW (world wide web) to search for information related to data comm.
  [Wikipedia Article] World Wide Web
[Wikipedia Article] Web search engine
[Wikipedia Article] World Wide Web Consortium
  2.6 Design, install and configure a Local area network (LAN).
  [Wikipedia Article] Network topology
[Wikipedia Article] Peer-to-peer
[Wikipedia Article] Server (computing)
[Wikipedia Article] Client (computing)
[Wikipedia Article] Client-server model
[Wikipedia Article] Network management
[Wikipedia Article] Comparison of network monitoring systems
[Wikipedia Article] Physical security
[Wikipedia Article] Computer security
[Wikipedia Article] Application security
[Wikipedia Article] Network security
[Wikipedia Article] Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver
[Wikipedia Article] Power over Ethernet (PoE)
[Wikipedia Article] Wireless access point

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