Telecommunications Networks (TLMN 623, 3 Credits)
A study of computer networks and telecommunications functionality, characteristics, and configurations. Recent advances in standardization, internetworking, and deployment of LANs (local area networks), MANs (metropolitan area networks), and WANs (wide area networks) are examined. Topics include network topologies; protocols; architectures; and current and emerging protocols such as asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), 10 gigabit Ethernet, and the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) Reference Model. Emphasis is on emerging trends in telecommunications, network technologies, and services. Discussion also covers strategies for network planning, implementation, management, and security.