IW3502 Information Warfare Networks

This course provides students with an understanding of data and computer communications. The course coverage includes the essential topics of data transmission and networking of data/voice/multimedia along with network protocols. Students are provided with a first principle understanding of the current status, and future technology directions of Internet-Protocol (IP) based data and communication systems through discussions of related standards and accepted practices. Course coverage includes: Guided-wave transmission lines (cable, twisted-pair and fiber), signaling aspects of multiplexing, flow and error control at the various layers of the network topology. High-speed local area networking devices (hubs, switches, and routers) and methods (including virtual local area networks (LANs)) are also discussed. Some network security methods and procedures are briefly presented at the end of the course. Prerequisites: None.

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  • As Required
  • Summer