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This course provides a foundation in the basic telecommunications and networking technologies fundamental to the industry and to the broad field of telecommunications. Analog, digital, and radio frequency technologies are covered. Also covered in this course is an introduction to the OSI protocol model, network-switching systems, basics of wireless communications, and network security.
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Goleniewski, L. (2007). Telecommunications essentials. (2nd ed.) Boston, MA: Pearson.
Panko, R. R., & Panko, J. L. (2011). Business data networks and telecommunication (8th ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
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|Week One: Evolution of the Telecommunications Industry | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Describe the evolution of the telecommunications industry and its major technologies. | | | | |Identify past and present voice communications technologies. | | | | |Describe telecommunications network structures. | | | |Reading |Read the “Political and Regulatory Forces in Telecommunications” section in Ch. 1, | | | | |“Telecommunications Technology Fundamentals,” of Telecommunications Essentials. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 3, “Establishing Communications Channels,” of Telecommunications Essentials. | | | |Reading |Read the “The PSTN Infrastructure” section in Ch. 4, “The PSTN,” of Telecommunications | | | | |Essentials. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 6, “Local Area Networking,” of Telecommunications Essentials. | | | |Reading |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Nongraded Activities and|For this assignment, choose one of the following options:...