Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NWIT 101 - Introduction to Wireless Technologies

(G only)

An examination of the rapid change from wired telephony and wired networks to wireless technologies. Students learn how radio frequency is used in wireless and how wireless network cards communicate with Access Points (the antenna for wireless). The course covers how industry classifies wireless data communications today and looks at the advantages and disadvantages of various data communication systems. Cellular technology, antennas, base station and telephone switches are introduced. The new technologies in wireless that augment cellular technology are discussed. Assessment Level(s): MATH 093 /MATH 096 . Three hours each week. Formerly NW 101.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Investigate concepts and procedures related to the wireless technology and consumer users, public sector, and private sector.
  • Work with the wireless signals, infrared light, radio waves, radio data transmitted, and analog digital modulations.
  • Investigate the components of a radio system, describe how different factors affect the design of a radio system, and discuss why standards are beneficial.
  • Describe a wireless personal area network (WPAN), how IrDA, Bluetooth, and ZigBee work.
  • Present the story time activity using appropriate teaching skills.
  • Describe how IEEE 802.11a networks function and how the use of wireless bridges and switches expands the functionality and management of WLANs.
  • Define the features of various generations of cellular telephony and how satellite transmissions work.
  • Describe the advantages of wireless communications for businesses and discuss the challenges of wireless communications.

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