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Course Design Guide NTC/362 Version 1

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College of Information Systems & Technology NTC/362 Version 1 Fundamentals of Networking Copyright © 2011 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.

Course Description 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. Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:   University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials 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 All electronic materials are available on the student website. Software TestOut LabSim Network+ ®

Week One: Evolution of the Telecommunications Industry
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Objectives 1.1 Describe the evolution of the telecommunications industry and its major technologies. 1.2 Identify past and present voice communications technologies. 1.3 Describe telecommunications network structures. Read the “Political and Regulatory Forces in Telecommunications” section in Ch. 1, “Telecommunications Technology Fundamentals,” of Telecommunications Essentials.

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Read Ch. 3, “Establishing Communications Channels,” of Telecommunications Essentials. Read the “The PSTN Infrastructure” section in Ch. 4, “The PSTN,” of Telecommunications Essentials. Read Ch. 6, “Local Area Networking,” of Telecommunications Essentials. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Participate in class discussion. For this assignment, choose one of the following options:    Option 1: Riordan Manufacturing Option 2: Kudler Fine Foods Option 3: Patton-Fuller Community Hospital 2

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Reading Participation Nongraded Activities and Preparation INDP Final Project

Review the assignment instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Integrative Network Design Project. Select a Virtual Organization for the Integrative Network Design Project (INDP) Final Project assignment, due in Week Five. Learning Team Instructions Learning Team Charter Individual Telecommunications Evolution Timeline Resource: Learning Team Toolkit Complete the Learning Team Charter. Day 7

Research the evolution of the telecommunications industry based on this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Create a timeline illustrating the major milestones of the telecommunications industry, including networking and voice, using ® ® ® Microsoft Word, PowerPoint , or Excel . Include five to ten major events, including legal decisions, with a brief description of each one’s importance.

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Day 4 Supporting Activity: Introduction to Telecommunications Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following:  What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various modulation techniques of analog signals?

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Supporting Activity: Introduction to Voice Telecommunications Write a 200- to 300-word response to the following:

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