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MGMT 393 : Computer Networks

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Computer Networks
Computer networks is a rapidly evolving field. This course presents an introduction to fundamental concepts in the design and implementation of computer communication networks, their protocols, and applications. Topics to be covered include: network architecture, fundamentals of data transmission, LAN technology and data link protocols, and network security.

The goal of the course lies in understanding fundamental networking concepts, their implementation and application in today's information technology world. The course introduces the major roles of network components such as hubs, routers, and switches. It also introduces principal networking architectures such as TCP/IP.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:

1. Understand the basic networking communication concepts, functions, components, standards, and protocols in wide use today.

2. Recognize the main network setup concepts, layered communication, and Domain Name System.

3. Differentiate the types of data transmission media and recognize their characteristics.

4. Discuss how to select hardware and software needed to build a small computer network.

5. Compare and contrast different network models.

6. Describe the primary physical and logical networking topologies in common use.

7. Describe major LAN networking technologies.

8. Describe the purpose of a network protocol, the layers in the TCP/IP architecture, and the protocols in each TCP/IP layer.

9. Explain the OSI reference model layers and their relationship to hardware and software.

10. Outline key aspects network security.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Students will be required to use a computer running Microsoft Windows (XP or later) as their principal study computer for the laboratory or “hands-on” activities in Modules 1 through 8. They will need to have Administrator privileges on this computer, and will be required to download, install and use a variety of free Windows-based software tools to be able to complete these activities. In addition, many of these hands-on Activities in each module involve built-in features of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students who must (for whatever reason) use a Macintosh or Linux-based machine as their “laboratory” will have to find comparable tools to use on their own systems, to achieve the purpose of these activities. The specific software packages to be downloaded and used during the course are specified in the course’s Laboratory Manual, and currently include: WIRESHARK TCP/IP packet sniffer, available as a free download from TCPVIEW.EXE, available as a free download from Microsoft, at OPNET IT GURU, University Edition, available as a free download from
• The Basics of Networks and Computer Networking • Network Topologies and Technologies • Protocols and Protocol Models • Networks in More Detail • Building, Operating and Managing Networks • Security, Resiliency and Reliability for Networks • WANs, VPNs, and other extensions to the LAN model • Pushing the Connectivity: PANs and other advanced concepts • Future possibilities and challenges
Michael S. Wills - 2/11/2015
Peter O’Reilly - 2/11/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/11/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Bachelor of Science in Technical Management Employ supervisory and management skills needed to effectively lead and support
others within a team environment across business functions. (BSTM PO-1)

2. Apply research to solve business problems and communicate the results effectively. (BSTM PO2)

3. Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes, identify needs, and structure business approaches using problem-solving, critical thinking, and established methodologies and standards. (BSTM PO-3)

4. Know key principles of business and management disciplines and their business applications; and the possible interrelationships to technical management practices especially in the field of aviation and aerospace. (BSTM PO-4)

5. Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty areas of Information Systems, Information Security, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Engineering Science, or Occupational Safety and Health knowledge and the interrelationships to business and technical management practices. (BSTM PO-5)
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