Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Network Management Certificate


Focuses on narrowband and broadband switching techniques, new policy directions and many aspects of the management of telecommunications networks.


Required Courses

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Switching Technologies 0614-475 4
Networking Technologies 0614-477 4
Telecommunications Policy and Issues 0614-480 4
Network Management 0614-479 4
Certificate Total 16

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Course Descriptions

0614-475 Switching Technologies

This course covers modern and current switching, protocol, transmission, signaling and transport concepts used in public and private telecommunications networks. MPLS, GMPLS, Signaling System #7, SONET, optical, packet and circuit switching fabrics are studied. Circuit Switching, Frame Relay and ATM are introduced for comparison.
Prerequisite: (0614-464) Voice Communication Systems or (0614-465,466) Voice Communications Technology and (0614-477) Networking Technologies

0614-477 Networking Technologies

This course provides a practical study of voice & data communications from the point of the OSI seven-layer and the TCP/IP five-layer protocol model. Traditional circuit switched telecommunications as well as VoIP are studied. This course covers the operation of the lower four layers in detail by examining some of the foundation laws including Nyquist and Shannon as well as selected protocols. Emphasis is placed on data internetworking, local-area networking and wide-area networking. This course is a problem based course in that students apply the learning to various computer and networking mathematical problems. Lab work ensures a level of networking competency and provides reinforcement of concepts developed in the lecture.
Prerequisite: Data Analysis (1016-319) or equivalent, Calculus Foundations I (1016-261), and Telecommunications Fundamentals (0614-271) or permission of the instructor.

0614-480 Introduction to Telecommunications Policy

This course provides an introductory overview of domestic and international telecommunications policy and issues including trends and standards. The course starts off with a brief history of U.S. telecommunications development, with the emphasis on the regulatory environment. It continues with a discussion of current U.S. regulatory at the state and feral level in the face of sweeping changes in the regulatory arena.
Prerequisite: (0614-271) Telecommunications Fundamentals

0614-479 Network Management

Modern telecommunication networks include powerful network elements that can be remotely configured and that collect a large amount of information about the status and performance of the network. Network management is the process of configuring, controlling and monitoring a network, usually from a remote location. This course provides both a general overview of network management and an in-depth study of network management using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The course includes laboratory exercises using facilities in the REDCOM Telecommunication Systems Laboratory.
Prerequisites: 0614-465/466 or 0614-464, 0614-477 or permission of the instructor.

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