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CIS 135 Principles of Telephony and Telecommunications
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U

Description: The history of telecommunications and telephony technologies, including the underlying electronics, the transmission media, voice, wireless, data communication solution functions and features. This course also covers wide area connectivity, Internet-enabled communications, telephony network management, policies and contracts.

Prerequisites: CIS 120

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain wireless technologies used in telecommunications, analog, digital, cellular approaches, appropriate application of options and their standards.
2. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the basics of the history of telecommunications and career opportunities in the telephony field.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain telephony policies, contractual issues in telecommunications and the significance of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as the Act impacts business.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe infrastructure design details, signaling schemes and protocols appropriate for various types of telephone systems.
5. (Knowledge Level) Identify telephony network classifications, characteristics, transmission media and the appropriate medium for typical telecommunications scenarios.
6. (Application Level) Apply the different modulation and multiplexing technologies to basic components of a communications system.
7. (Analysis Level) Outline the TCP/IP protocols and evaluate the use of TCP/IP as the de facto standard for quality global communications.
8. (Analysis Level) Analyze quality of service metrics for transporting information over a network.
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