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Digital Communication Systems (18 Credits)

Digital Communication Systems provides a comprehensive study of computer and telecommunications systems with opportunities for applied research. The need for faster and more efficient transmission, reception, storage, and retrieval of information in our high-change society has caused digital communications to be one of the fastest growing fields in technology. The most significant technologies impacting on our information society are the computer, electronic data networks, and computer mediated communication systems. Knowledge about the design and implementation of these systems to communicate in a cost-effective manner is the purpose of advanced studies in Digital Communications Systems.

THE PROGRAM GOALS ARE:

  • To analyze issues and problems in communication systems with recommended solutions.
  • To design communication systems with application to current developments in the industry.
  • To know the policy regulations in the communication industry.
  • To manage human and technical resources through a process of strategic planning to develop effective and efficient communication systems.

PRE-REQUISITES FOR SELECTING DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIZATION:

  • Computer programming experience.
  • Basic analog and digital electronics background.
  • Operating Systems experience at the Application Performance level.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS SCHEDULE: 

Univ. Semester / Course Sp 20 Su 20 Fa 20 Sp 21 Su 21 Fa 21 Sp 22 Su 22 Fa 22 Sp 23 Su 23 Fa 23 Sp 24 Su 24 Fa 24
ECU ICTN6810 Comm Tech     X     X                  
ISU ECT631 Local Area Networks X     X     X     X     X    
ISU ECT635/735 Network Service Admin      X           X     X     X
ISU ECT633 Information Security Management     X     X     X     X     X
ECU ICTN6878 Legal & Ethical Issues X     X     X     X     X    
ECU  ICTN6823-601 Information Security Management          X                    

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

East Carolina University (ECU)
ICTN 6810: Communication Technology (3 hours)

A survey of the issues and problems related to communication.

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Indiana State University (ISU)
ECT 635/735: Network Service Administration (3 hours)

This course will cover system administration and management of network resources and services. Resource sharing, file/print/application servers, user policy, asset management, security, and data integrity issues for enterprises will be discussed.

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Indiana State University (ISU)
ECT 631 Local Area Network (3 hours)

Introduction to Local Area Networks, focusing on both historical and emerging technologies with empphasis on the OSI reference model, IEEE 802 standards, and the TCP/IP protocol.  Need analysis, design, and implementation of new and upgrading LAN projects.

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Indiana State University (ISU)
ECT 633 Information Security Management (3 hours)

Prepares students for a role as a network security administrator or analyst; and gives the student experience in developing a production security system. Includes an in-depth examination of topics in the management of information technology security including access control systems, system recovery planning, legal issues, ethics, physical site security, and security systems architecture using current standards and models. 

 

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East Carolina University (ECU)

ICTN 6878  Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology (3 hours)

Surveys legal environment of information technology and issues relating to privacy, policy, and unauthorized computer and network intrusion, as covered by federal, state, and local regulations.

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East Carolina University (ECU)

ICTN 6823-601 - Information Security Management (3 hours)

Survey of information security terms, concepts, principles, and application in data networking environment. (Formerly CST 750 at NCA&T)

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