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COMP 3014

This course will teach the student new terminology and the fundamental concepts of data and voice communications from business point of view. Data communications concepts are illustrated by study of Media, Equipment and Data Transmission, Modulation, Synchronisation and Error management.
Students will learn basic network concepts, network ownership and distributing systems as well as MAN and WAN from business point of view. Electronic commerce, B2B initiative and the Electronic Data Interchange will be introduced.
Emphases will be placed on Communication Services for WAN like switched and dedicated circuits (T-carrier, ISDN, DSL and SONET) and fast packet services (X.25, Frame Relay and ATM). Network Security issues will also be discussed.
e-Business Applications and the Challenge of Living in a Connected World will complete this basic approach to data communications.