11.0901 - Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (2011 Implement by Fall 2012)

Pathway Standards


C. Design a network system using technologies, tools and standards to demonstrate a basic understanding of network architecture.

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of network architecture.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic network classifications and topologies.

a. Differentiate between LANs, and WANs.
b. Differentiate between point-to-point and point-to-multipoint network topologies.
c. Demonstrate knowledge of packet-switching techniques.
d. Identify basic physical and logical topologies (e.g. star, ring, bus).
e. Demonstrate knowledge of characteristics of connection-oriented and connectionless networks.
f. Identify emerging networks.
g. Investigate emerging technologies.
h. Demonstrate knowledge of electronic communications (e.g., LAN, Internet, remote database access, EDI).
i. Demonstrate knowledge of basic telephony (analog vs. digital signals).
j. Demonstrate knowledge of Voice over IP (VoIP) concepts.
k. Explain convergence issues, including codec choice, jitter, wander, and connecting analog telephone adapter equipment.
l. Describe common VoIP protocols, including Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), H.323, and Megaco/H.248.
m. Explain the benefits of implementing convergence.

3. Implement common network computing platforms.

4. Implement appropriate LAN physical media.

5. Characterize network connectivity basis and transmission line applications.

6. Demonstrate knowledge of communication standards for networks.

7. Use WAN systems in network development.

8. Implement network security systems.

9. Characterize the use of Network Operating Systems.


8 Network Hardware & Tools

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