2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

ICS 621 Information and Communication Technologies, Standards and Lab II

This course and its companion, ICS 620, are required of all students in the M.S. degree program of Information and Communication Sciences. Students are encouraged to take ICS 620 prior to this course. Students taking this course out of sequence are required to be advised by the Director or Associate Director prior to registering. This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the functioning of technologies at the core of the Internet/Cloud. It is intended to explore, expand, and test student understanding of the current application of existing and new technologies in the marketplace and provide the computational thinking necessary to work in the current ICT field. Students will gain a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols and security, as well as knowledge about what it takes to work with LANs, WANs and other network designs.