Business Data Communications. The study of the movement of information (data) from one device to another by means of electrical, optical, radio or satellite transmission systems. This course will introduce the architecture, concepts, terminology, design, and management issues related to the modern environment of networking and data communications. Various types of networks and communication systems, protocols, regulatory issues and policies will be explored. (Formerly BMIS 330)
Data communications and networking systems are the foundation of today’s business, online educational, and many personal infrastructures. Data communications and computer networks provide the basic framework through which every other application, software package, or interface is delivered, making them fundamental building blocks in any information system. This course provides foundational knowledge of data networking and prepares the student specializing in data networking for subsequent courses in the discipline.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Integrate the relevance of course material and the use of technology into a biblical worldview.
- Identify components of a modern computer network in a layered architecture as referenced in the OSI and TCP/IP models.
- Use current technologies to simulate, configure, test, and examine devices and traffic in a network.
- Construct basic network topologies.
Textbook readings, lecture presentations, and videos
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Packet Tracer Affirmation Statement
Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be a minimum of 300 words, contain 2 citations, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be a minimum of 100 words. Sources must be documented in current APA format.
The student will complete a varying number of labs per module/week. This will include a combination of Packet Tracer, Wireshark, binary conversion, and OS command activities to reinforce the materials presented in each module/week.
Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and will be located in the Network Academy platform.
The exam will be open-book/open-notes and will consist of 100 true/false and multiple-choice questions. The student will have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam.