Course Number
Primary Program
Course Format
Asynchronous Online

This course provides a detailed examination of wired and wireless local and metropolitan area network technologies, protocols, and the methods used for implementing LAN- and MAN-based enterprise intranets. The structure and operation of the IEEE 802 media access control (MAC) and physical layer protocols are examined in detail. The 802.2 logical link control, 802.3/Ethernet, 802.4 token bus, and 802.5 token ring protocols are analyzed, and the construction of LAN-based enterprise intranets is examined through a detailed analysis of bridging, routing, and switching techniques. High-speed wired LAN and MAN protocols are discussed. The wireless 802.11 Wi-Fi LAN standards are analyzed. The wireless 802.15.1 and the 802.15.4 PAN standards are discussed in detail. Finally, the wireless 802.16 MAN and the 802.11s mesh standards are examined. Topics include Manchester and Differential Manchester encoding techniques; bus, star, and ring topologies; optical fiber, coaxial cable, and UTP media; baseband, broadband, and carrierband bus networks; hubs, switched LANs, and full duplex LANs; CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA media access techniques; transparent and source routing bridges, BPDUs, spanning tree protocol, RSTP, and MSTP protocols; VLANs, QinQ, and VXLANs; Fast Ethernet, 100VG AnyLAN, Gigabit Ethernet, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, 40-100 Gigabit Ethernet, and 200/400 Gigabit Ethernet; Link Aggregation; 802.6 DQDB and 802.17 Resilient Packet Ring MANs; Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 7; Bluetooth and ZigBee PANs, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth security; OFDMA and MIMO multi-access schemes; WiMAX and 802.11s networks; and mesh path discovery.

Course Prerequisite(s)

EN.605.202 Data Structures; EN.605.671 Principles of Data Communications Networks or EN.635.611 Principles of Network Engineering.

Course Offerings

There are no sections currently offered, however you can view a sample syllabus from a prior section of this course.