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COURSE NUMBER: INFO294
COURSE TITLE:Wireless Networking
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:Online, Hybrid

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides students with the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills needed to work with wireless technology in a network administration environment. The course covers fundamental topics such as planning, designing, installing, securing, and configuring wireless LAN’s. It also details common wireless LAN uses including maintenance, security, and business applications.

PREREQUISITES:
INFO213 or consent of instructor

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Install, configure, and manage a wireless network.
  • Demonstrate understanding of wireless encryption, and how to properly implement encryption on the wireless network.
  • Communicate both orally and written how wireless networking could be beneficial for companies and their users.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. The World of Wireless
  2. Wireless Local Area Networks
  3. Radio Frequency Fundamentals
  4. Antennas
  5. Physical Layer Standards
  6. Medium Access Control Layer Standards
  7. Wireless LAN Management and Architectures
  8. Conducting a Site Survey
  9. Wireless LAN Security Vulnerabilities
  10. Implementing Wireless LAN Security
  11. Managing a Wireless LAN
  12. Wireless Network Troubleshooting and Optimization

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to evaluate a student’s progress. Points will be assigned to all work, such as lab projects, class participation, research papers, presentations, quizzes, tests and a final exam.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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