Maricopa Community Colleges  CIS270AA   19955-19992 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 12/08/98
CIS270AA 19955-19992 L+L 1 Credit(s) 2 Period(s)
Data Communications-Synchronous Communications
Exploration of synchronous data communications, networking technologies, security, functionality, specifications of various protocols, industry standards, media types, and access methods. Local, metropolitan, enterprise, and wide area networks . Prerequisites: CIS109, (CIS190 or CIS191), or permission of instructor.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CIS270AA   19955-19992 Data Communications-Synchronous Communications
1. Contrast analog and digital network technologies. (I)
2. Describe and give examples of asynchronous network technologies. (I, II)
3. Contrast synchronous and asynchronous transmission networks. (II)
4. Describe methods used to address synchronous network workstations and servers (I, II, III)
5. Explain how to configure synchronous networks. (III)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
CIS270AA   19955-19992 Data Communications-Synchronous Communications
    I. Transmission Systems: Digital
        A. Synchronous modems
          1. Digital interfaces
          2. Digital transmission B Communication parameters
        C. Network signal transmissions
        D. Network switching techniques
        E. Media
      II. Synchronous Protocol Suites
          A. Specifications
          B. International standards
            1. Governance
            2. Committees
          C. Protocols
            1. OSI (Open Systems Interconnection)
            2. SNA (Synchronous Network Architecture)
            3. TCP/IP (Transport Control Protocol / Internet Protocol)
            4. Internet Protocols
            5. NetWare
            6. AppleTalk
          D. FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface)
          E. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
          F. 802 work group series
          G. X Series
          H. V Series
        III. Workstation Configuration and Connectivity: Synchronous
            A. Booting
            B. Operating Systems
              1. DOS
              2. UNIX
              3. OS/2
            C. Operating system commands
            D. Configuration files
            E. Communication software
            F. Equipment standards
            G. Access procedures
            H. Topologies
              1. Architectures
              2. Definitions
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