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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Computer Engineering Technology (CMPET)

CMPET 401 Data Communication and Networking (3) Signal representations, communication techniques, interfacing, serial and parallel communication, modems, error detection, LAN and WAN protocols.


CMPET 401 Data Communication and Networking (3)

This course is designed to provide the students with a foundation in signal presentation, communication techniques, serial and parallel communication, modems, and other interfacing methods. The networking technologies for local and wide area networks are also studied in detail. The range of topics covered depends on students' background. Topics: Part 1. (2 weeks) Overview: Introduction Protocols and Architecture; Part 2. (9 weeks) Data Communications: Data Transmission Media Data encoding Communication techniques Data Link Control Multiplexing; Part 3. (4 weeks) Local and Wide Area Networks: LAN and WAN protocols Switching techniques Bridges and routers High speed networks Internetworking Internet resources. This course is a required course in the Computer Engineering Technology Option of the Electrical Engineering Technology BS curriculum.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CMPEN 271 orCMPET 117

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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