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The current technological mantra for businesses is convergence of communication systems. Legacy communication systems, such as voice, data and video networks of today, are being converged into a single network. This course will examine the history, business aspects and operation of current legacy systems with a strong focus on the drivers of network convergence and the emerging manifestations of convergence. This course will include a case study and many other activities that will provide the student with a realistic view of current trends and the ability to extrapolate this trend into the future.
Prerequisite: familiarity with the core concepts of networking, including awareness of the existence of protocols; an understanding of hardware such as routers and hubs and switches, common operating systems, basic systems and network security. This knowledge can be gained in Introduction to Networks. A basic knowledge of networking such as that gained through an Introduction to Networking course or professional experience.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1.
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