Information Technology 650

ITEC 650: Networking Concepts

Prerequisites: ITEC 501 and ITEC 502, or Permission of ITEC Department

Credit Hours: (3)

Physical and logical design of networks, topologies, protocols, local and wide-area networks. Advanced topics include statistical measures of quality of service and traffic characterization, as well as design methodologies for networks. Concepts of teaching the field of networking through homework and lab experiences.


Detailed Description of Content of the Course

This course gives the student an advanced knowledge of the field of telecommunications and computer data communications, as well as best practices for instruction. The hardware and software aspects of both local and wide area networks are covered.

The topics include:

  • Introduction and review of networking basics for leveling purposes.
  • Digital Transmission and Modulation Theory
  • LAN & WAN link layers, SONET/SDH, x-Gigabit Ethernet and conventional Ethernet standards & performance
  • Internetworking with TCP/IP: routed protocols and address design
  • Routing protocols for Interior and Exterior Internetworking
  • Teaching concepts for delivering material on network applications
  • Network Security: Instructional Strategies for effective understanding.
  • Distributed Networking - DOS


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Course is conducted using lecture and demonstration. Students are assigned projects using the campus network, Internet, and specialized networks lab.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

  • Understand selected advanced concepts of networking
  • Students will acquire instructional techniques for successful student engagement in networking


Assessment Measures

Assessment measures may include homework assignments, laboratory projects and multiple exams.


Other Course Information

Students are encouraged to review their understanding of the following areas:

a) Finite Mathematics
b) Calculus
c) Statistics