This course investigates the techniques used by successful network engineers to create converged network architectures and provide optimum information access to their users. The course will provide an in-depth study of the current and contemplated mobile technologies that can facilitate network convergence. Students will test these mobile technologies and their applications via the virtual laboratory concept using OpNet, the most advanced network modeling software currently available. Technical information on specific equipment and software will be provided as instruction supplemental to the textbook, and case studies will be used throughout the course.
- Identify the current mobile technologies by their nomenclature, operation, and best practices.
- Identify mobile technologies under development, and understand their respective utilities.
- Understand the ways mobile technologies are currently accessing the world wide web.
- Understand the several planning considerations for mobile technologies that differ from wireline networks.
- Emphasize the need to design strong network security into integrated wireless and wireline networks from the beginning, and understand the major techniques on how to do it.
- Know the fundamentals of complex network modeling using mechanized modeling tools.