Catalog course description: This course is a study of the processes and techniques required to identify the most attractive design solution of a telecommunications network-combining creativity, rigorous discipline, analysis, and synthesis – while emphasizing the solution in terms of cost and performance.

Purpose of the course: Provide students in the Networking program with a capstone course that is designed to reinforce their skills in implementing, configuring, and maintaining a local area network to include physical configuration, logical configuration, security configuration, and wide area network connectivity.

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