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COMP 3725 - Data Communications for CST

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

Following on from COMP 2825 Computer Architecture, students are introduced to the basic concepts and terminology related to data communications, networking and network topologies. COMP 3725 replaces COMP 3721 in the CST/PTS Diploma and is equivalent to the full-time CST Diploma course. Students will learn about the TCP/IP protocol suite and the principles of protocols at the physical, data link, network and transport layers, the characteristics of transmission media, analog/digital transmission, multiplexing/switching techniques, basic error detection and correction, elementary data link protocols, flow control and an introduction to routing and congestion control issues. Multiple access protocols, the UDP and TCP protocols, networking and internetworking devices, LANs and WANs will also be discussed. The course has a strong emphasis on data communications at the physical layer and the assignments will reinforce the fundamental concepts and analysis techniques. Upon successful completion, students will be familiar with network protocol implementation using a layered approach and apply basic data communication theory to the design and analysis of networks.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 2825 or COMP 2721

Credits

5.0

Cost

$714.17

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 87398

Sat Jan 16 - Sat Apr 17 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 16 - Apr 17 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 16 - Apr 17 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Chi En Huang

Course Outline

Cost

$714.17

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 60 hours - 48 in class and 12 online. The class meets once per week for 4 hours face to face and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online. Class is in session on February 13 (Family Day). No class on March 20 and April 3 (Easter);

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 64129

Sat May 01 - Sat Jul 17 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 01 - Jul 17 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Chi En Huang

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$714.17

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 60 hours - 48 hours synchronous remote classes and 12 hours asynchronous remote activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 4 hours face to face (virtual classroom) and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. Class in session on May 22.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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5 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:50 pm (PST). Of these 5, 2 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 64820

Sat May 01 - Sat Jul 17 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 01 - Jul 17 Sat 14:30 - 18:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Chi En Huang

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$714.17

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 60 hours - 48 hours synchronous remote classes and 12 hours asynchronous remote activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 4 hours face to face (virtual classroom) and requires an additional 1 hour per week online. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. Class in session on May 22.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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7 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:50 pm (PST). Of these 7, 2 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts and terminology related to data communications and networking.
  • Explain the characteristics of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Discuss and analyze protocols at the physical, data link, network and transport layers.
  • Discuss network protocol implementation using a layered approach.
  • Apply basic data communication theory to the design and analysis of networks.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

COMP 3725 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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