ntc362 | undergraduate

Fundamentals Of Networking

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This course provides a foundation in the basic telecommunications and networking technologies fundamental to the industry and to the broad field of telecommunications. Analog, digital, and radio frequency technologies are covered. Also covered in this course is an introduction to the OSI protocol model, network-switching systems, basics of wireless communications and network security.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Analog Signals, A/D-D/A in Telecommunications and the Digital Hierarchy

    • Explain the T(X) and the synchronous optical network digital hierarchy.
    • Explain the basics of analog signals and analog modulation types: amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, phase modulation, and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation.
    • Analyze the technologies for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions in telecommunications.

    OSI Model, Switching Systems, Network Channel Processors, and Media

    • Explain the Open Systems Interconnection protocol model.
    • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of circuit switching and its major protocols.
    • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of packet switching and its major protocols.

    Wireless Communications

    • Explain radio frequency transmission characteristics.
    • Analyze the common frequency bands and the necessity for different protocols in wireless communications.
    • Compare the challenges of using satellites in end-to-end communications links.

    Network Security

    • Identify the predominant electronic and physical threats to communications networks.
    • Explain the importance of explicit enterprise security policies and procedures.
    • Describe potential threat detection and protection techniques.

    Evolution of the Telecommunications Industry

    • Describe the evolution of the telecommunications industry and its major technologies.
    • Identify past and present voice communications technologies.
    • Describe telecommunications network structures.
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