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Unformatted text preview: Last update: August 25, 2007 1 IST220 Networking and Telecommunications Fall 2007 – Section 4, 5, 6 Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Course Syllabus CLASS: Meeting time: Monday and Wednesday 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Classroom: IST Building 208 Course URL: http://faculty.ist.psu.edu/angsana/IST220Fall07 Prerequisite: IST110 NETWORK LAB (Kimberley-Clark room, IST215) Section 4 Friday, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Section 5 Wednesday, 8:15 – 9:30 p.m. Section 6 Thursday, 11:15 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. INSTRUCTOR: Angsana A. Techatassanasoontorn Office: 301G IST Building E-mail: [email protected] Phone: (814) 863-6317 Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment TEACHING ASSISTANT: Jing Wang Office: 307G IST building E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 814-441-1370 Office hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10:30 – 12:00 or by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers the fundamental concepts and basic principles underlying networking and telecommunications. The course has two broad goals: ¡ First, it provides students with basic understanding of how computer networks, local area networks, and the Internet work. ¡ Second, it develops students’ ability to apply the knowledge learned in this course to understand network architectures in an organization and to evaluate new telecommunications and network technologies. The course is broken down into 4 modules: ¡ Use and benefits of network – The purpose of this module is to encourage you to think about the tremendous benefits that networks have brought to our daily lives and the day-to-day functions of various business and organizations. We will look at some examples of network applications and their impacts. ¡ Data communications –Data communication or the exchange of data between two parties, is the fundamental building blocks of a network. We will discuss the key elements of a data communication model. Next, we will learn the binary digit system, a system that provides the basis for all computer operations, and contrast it with the decimal digit system that we use in everyday life. Finally, we will also discuss data codes (ASCII, EBCDIC, Unicode) that are commonly used to represent data. Last update: August 25, 2007 2 ¡ Local Area Networks (LAN) – A local area network is a computer network that spans a relatively small area. LANs can be found in many places including homes, small offices, and large organizations. We will discuss basic network components and wiring needed to set up LANs. We will also look at different LAN topologies, their strengths, and weaknesses. Towards the end of this module, you will have an opportunity to plan, design, and build a LAN in our network lab. ¡ Wide Area Network (WAN) – A wide area network is a computer network that spans a large geographical area and often includes a large number of interconnected computers. The Internet is the most well known WAN. We will discuss the TCP/IP protocols that are fundamental to the inner working of the Internet. Towards the end of this module, you will have an opportunity to inner working of the Internet....
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- Fall '07