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INFO SYS 316

INFO SYS 316Networking and Data Communications3 credits
Admission to COB & Business 311 or Comp Sci 221 with a grade of C or better. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5
As companies increasingly rely on their data networks for essential communication both internally and externally, understanding and managing those networks and other IT infrastructure elements becomes essential for both IS professionals as well as managers in general. This course introduces students to professional and modern data communication technologies. We study all aspects of data communication through lecture, discussion, presentations, and hands-on activities. Includes coverage of TCP/IP, the OSI model, Ethernet, wireless networks, the Internet, network topology, common networking services (email, web, ftp, etc.), as well as emerging technologies. Data security plays a prominent role in the course. Through this course, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to understand, design, manage, and specify corporate networking solutions. Prerequisites: Business 311 or Computer Science 221 with a C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
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