Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

ECET 4820 Communications Networks and the Internet

Prerequisites: ECET 3400

3-3-4

This course covers the fundamental concepts, operational characteristics, and design principles of digital networks. The course focuses on local-area and wide-area network topologies and protocols that are used in the Internet. Topics include: TCP/ IP protocol, Internet standards, routing and switching devices, Internet organization, Ethernet and virtual LANS, Frame Relay, and an overview of aspects of computer network operating systems related to networking. In the lab, students work with the protocols and devices used in local area networks and the Internet.

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