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Robert E. Larson
IMT 546
Seattle Campus

Data Communications and Networking

Local and wide-area computer networking including network topologies and hardware, packet switching, client/server architectures, network protocols, and network servers and applications. Addresses server operating systems, management, security, authentication, and policy issues associated with distributed networks. Prerequisite: IMT 510.

Class description

INFX 546 Networking Technology (4Cr): Theory, terminology, concepts and best practices involved with the technologies found in modern converged networks based on the foundation covered in INFX 504. Each technology will be viewed from the perspective of purpose, user access, organizational fit, mission alignment, as well as security and privacy issues. Prerequisite: INFX 504

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course will use a lecture discussion format with student lead discussions taking a significant part of each session.

We will also use the ePost online discussion boards for supplemental weekly discussions, peer help and general course communication.

Students will select, or be assigned, a peer review partner to evaluate and offer feedback on all course module projects. The goal is to provide rapid feedback and support. Peer pairs will be encouraged to implement IM (Windows Live Messenger) as well as email and ePost to facilitate this communication.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Robert E. Larson
Date: 03/07/2009