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Secuencial Curricular

Primer Término

Introduction to Networking

3 créditos

Probability and Stochastic Processes for Science and Engineering

3 créditos

Segundo Término

Introduction to Local and Wide area networks

4 créditos

Introduction to TCP/IP

4 créditos

Tercer Término

Convergence of Technologies

4 créditos

Information Technology: Project Management

3 créditos

Cuarto Término

IP Telephony

4 créditos

Design and Implementation of Voice Networks

4 créditos

Quinto Término

Network Analisis and Design & Degree Project

4 créditos

Information Technology: Management and Policy

3 créditos

Sexto Término

Telecommunications Elective

4 créditos


3 créditos

Séptimo Término

Research Project

3 créditos

Descripción de Cursos Medulares y Especialización

TCOM501 Introduction to Networking

The Introduction to Networking course provides an introductory overview of the fundamental concepts of networking and data communications. This course is designed for those students who have basic experience using a computer, and would like a better understanding of how networks move information between computers.

This course brings together the acronyms, protocols and components that are essential to understanding how networks operate today. Students will learn how signals travel across different types of physical network structures, and how those signals carry useful data from one device to another. As you will see, the same key principles and components form the foundation of all networks, from the smallest peer-to-peer systems to the worldwide Internet. The knowledge gained in this course will serve as a firm foundation for a continued course of study in networking.

TCOM502 Introduction to Local and Wide Area Networks

The Introduction to Local Area Networks course explains the concepts, technologies, components, and protocols used in local area networking (LAN) environments. Students will learn about the popular LAN protocols of Ethernet, Token Ring, and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), with emphasis on all speeds of Ethernet. This course also introduces the most widely used network operating systems: Novell NetWare, Windows NT, and Windows 2000.

Participants will see how computers work together in both peer-to-peer and client/server networks. They will also learn the first principles of network design, as they learn how to use hubs, bridges, switches, and routers to optimize network traffic. 

When students complete this course, they will have a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts of LAN operation. This knowledge provides a clear advantage when taking other courses to learn how to administer specific network operating systems.

The Wide Area Network component of this course begins with a discussion of fundamental concepts related to WAN technologies and services. We should remember that the network used to provide many of the WAN data services today was originally developed to carry voice-grade traffic only.

The analog network of old has been updated to a primarily digital network; however, analog local loops still connect home and many business users to the digital telephone network.

TCOM503 Introduction to TCP/IP and Internet Technologies

The world's largest network, the Internet, is also one of the world's most powerful communication tools. This course will cover the underlying applications, components and protocols of TCP/IP and its necessary link to the Internet. The Introduction to TCP/IP course will help participants learn how to identify TCP/IP layers, components and functions. Navigation tools, TCP/IP services and troubleshooting methodologies are also covered in this course.

The Internet Technologies component of this course begins with an overview of the Internet, its history, organization and structure. Once the general structure is understood, we look at different ways to access the Internet, both as an individual user and as a group of users. Web clients and servers and the underlying protocols used by both are also covered as well as the requirements for building a web server. The final portion of the course reviews the many applications that are used for retrieving information or providing information across this global network of networks.

TCOM504 Network Analysis and Design

This is an advanced course intended for networking professionals and students who already grasp the general concepts of data communications and networking, but would like a more detailed understanding of network design and analysis. This course will present methods for analyzing, designing and managing computer networks. 

Sample Outcomes:
  • Understand the network life cycle as it relates to design
    and analysis
  • Understand key end user requirements used in network design
  • Understand the impacts of various applications to operation of networks
  • Understand performance characteristics of computer networks
  • Evaluate data flow through a network
  • Understand how to design networks logically
  • Understand how to translate logical designs into physical designs
  • Develop addressing strategies for a network

TCOM505 Design and Implementation of Voice Networks

This course explains the structure and design of telecommunication networks, both large and small. It begins with an overview of the public telephone network, and describes the large networks and transmission facilities that switch telephone calls. The focus then narrows to the PBX switching systems that are essential to most businesses. You'll receive a thorough explanation of the components and functions of a typical PBX, with special emphasis on the architecture of the Lucent DEFINITY.

After introducing the public telephone network, the course introduces the digital transmission services that operate over that network. You'll be able to explain the operation, protocols, strengths, and weaknesses of point-to-point services, such as T1, and switched services, such as Frame Relay and ATM. 

To explain the critical interface between the customer premises and the public network, the course concludes by introducing the science of traffic engineering. It introduces the three most common methods of estimating the optimum trunk capacity of a phone system, and offers practical advice for gathering the raw data necessary for traffic engineering calculations.

TCOM506 IP Telephony

IP Telephony Principles and Applications presents and explains the many and varied techniques, solutions, principles, and challenges both carriers and end users utilize, experience, and overcome in implementing Voice-over IP services. This course explores the various protocols involved, the QOS challenges we face and ways we can overcome them, engineering principles to consider when designing a VoIP solution, market drivers and applications, security issues, and carrier options.

More and more today, businesses want to consolidate different types of communication traffic, such as voice calls, data transmission, and video conferencing, onto a single network infrastructure. This can simplify the communications process (fewer lines and network providers to manage) and cut call costs.

IP Telephony is helping to make this possible, by allowing standard public-network calls to be carried over packet networks such as the Internet. Through IP Telephony, businesses can save significantly on both voice calls and fax services. Newer software now allows remote and traveling workers to take advantage of IP Telephony from either desktop or laptop computers.

TCOM507 Convergence of Technologies

Technology convergence is the trend toward creating single networks that support many different types of traffic: data, audio, video, and interactive multimedia. This course explains the functional requirements of a converged network, and shows how various technologies make convergence possible by providing each of those functions.

The course first focuses on the critical need for increased bandwidth, by reviewing the standard LAN and WAN protocols used in the most common networking configurations. It then introduces several emerging protocols and technologies that promise to provide the quality of service necessary for the transmission of time-sensitive information. With this foundation in place, the remainder of the course concentrates on practical applications of convergence. You will see how large call centers use close integration of data and voice networks to efficiently deliver high levels of customer service. 

MAIS708 Information Technology: Project Management

Major elective course that develops the skills and abilities needed by project managers, to achieve a higher competitive level in today's organizations. It includes the business operational environment to develop the roles, strategies and competitive projects, which provide effective alternative for today's business applications.

Descripción de Cursos Electivos

TCOM508 Implementation of Data Networks

This course explains the process of designing and implementing a new network or network upgrade. It covers this complex process in a step-by-step way so as to break this complex job into four major phases, each with its own inputs, tasks, and outputs; Concept, Development, Implementation and Termination. This process mirrors the engineering phased approach to design disciplines.

This is because a network, like a bridge, application, or house, is a unique solution to a particular set of needs. The details of installation and maintenance depends heavily on each network's specific architecture and physical topology. Therefore, this course introduces each of these phases, but concentrates on the implementation phase.

TCOM509 Protocol Analysis

This is an advanced course intended for networking professionals and students who already grasp the general concepts of data communications and networking, but would like a more detailed understanding of the processes and protocols used in today's networks. Network architectures will be discussed from an OSI model perspective of the networking protocol stack, and a detailed analysis of the protocol will ensue using traces taken with protocol analyzers.

TCOM511 Internet Technologies

The Internet Technologies course begins with an overview of the Internet, its history, organization and structure. Once the general structure is understood, we look at different ways to access the Internet, both as an individual user and as a group of users. Areas such as copyrights issues, bandwidth considerations, portal development, practical research using the internet, FTP and electronic mail, HTML, web servers, graphics, scripts, tables, audio, video and security are covered.

TCOM512 Internetworking Devices

This advanced course is intended for networking professionals and other participants who grasp the general concepts of data communications and networking, but would like a more detailed understanding of internetworking and internetworking devices. This course focuses on the issues that are encountered with network growth and the internetworking components that offer solutions to these problems. The components covered in this class include repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, routers and gateways. Network Management and the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) are also discussed.

Cursos Electivos de otras áreas

FINA503 Managerial Finance

The methodology and concepts relevant to the financial decision process are studied. Within the framework of modern financial theory, this course examines how to manage the sources and uses of capital to achieve corporate goals. It specifically includes the study of financial analysis and financial planning techniques, long-run investment decisions, short-run liquidity needs, and long run financial strategies and instruments.

ACCO501 Managerial Accounting

Deals with the accounting of the managerial processes of planning, control, and decision-making. Includes topics such as: cost-volume-profit relationship, capital investments, budget formulation and implementation.

ECON519 Managerial Economics

Study of the application of microeconomic theory and the tools of analysis of decision sciences to achieve efficient solutions in an organization. The fundamental topics included are demand theory, production and cost theory and market structure.

MANA714 Administration by Objectives

The course guides the student towards the practice of Management by Objectives (MBO). It includes the techniques and tools used in management based on the objectives established by the organization. Emphasis is given to the identification of priorities departing from the premise that human and fiscal resources are scarce, and on the need to maximize production and minimize costs

MAIS704 Information Technology: Management and Policy

Major elective course that integrates the information technology and information systems with the business operation and management. It emphasizes the importance of the technology for the end-users in business. It also presents important concepts of information technology, from the broad view of the individual, workgroup, organization, inter- organizational and international perspectives.

MAIS635 Data Base Management

The course covers the techniques for managing the design and development of large database systems, including creating and using logical data models, client/server applications and object oriented programming. Tests of the architecture and structure of a relational database system are executed, to compare between the hierarchical database and a file system processing. Requires laboratory work.

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