|Course ID:||MIST 7640. 1.5 hours. |
|Course Title:||Networking Technology|
|The application of data communications and networking technology to support the organizational information systems mission. Communication architectures and protocols, along with current commercial offerings, equipment, software, network design principles, and network management techniques.|
|Oasis Title:||NETWORK TECHNOLOGY|
|Duplicate Credit:||Not open to students with credit in MGMT 7640|
|Offered every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
You have no doubt heard a lot lately about the "digital economy." Although the
concept of the digital economy has been talked about for years, it now seems to be
fast approaching reality. The marriage of communications technologies and computing
has helped hasten the arrival of this new economy. As a management information
systems major, you should have a better understanding than the general public of the
coming changes in how we communicate with each other and in how businesses adopt
The purpose of this course, then, is to teach you about the modern world of
telecommunications and how the technology is used in business. The course will
provide you with a good exposure to the basic telecommunication technology concepts,
standards, products and services, and the emerging developments in
telecommunications. Further, the course will provide an understanding of the
business context of telecommunications technologies. You will also be provided with
an exposure to the concepts through a combination of lectures, in-class discussions
and presentations, group projects, and guest speaker presentations.
When you have finished this course, you should be able to:
1. Understand the basic technology of telecommunications.
2. Appreciate the latest developments in the business use of telecommunications.
3. Choose from among a set of telecommunications alternatives the best system to use
to meet your business objectives.
4. Understand how communications facilities are organized into networks.
5. Know what part government regulations and U.S. and international standards
organizations play in telecommunications.
6. Understand the telecommunications issues most important to business management,
e.g., security, maintenance, and cost.
1. Computer Networks: Overview
2. Telecommunications Industry: Overview
3. Computer Communication Protocols
4. Local Area Networks
5. Wide Area Networks
6. The Internet
7. Communication Fundamentals
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