- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 73
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryComputer Science 323: Wireless & Mobile Networking has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging computer science topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The objective of this course is to give the student a fundamental understanding of the key aspects and considerations of a wireless or mobile network. This course teaches students topics including basic concepts of telecommunications, basic technology used in wireless communication, examples and types of systems and devices used for wireless networking, and security for wireless networks.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. One assignment is required for this course. You can access it here.
The assignments for this course involve completing 6 InfoSec Learning Labs. These labs add a completely virtual interactive application component to your coursework where you'll apply what you learned in a real-world environment. Your work on these labs will contribute to your final grade.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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- Textbooks (digital or physical)
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The six virtual labs that you need to complete in this course give you the opportunity to demonstrate the concepts you've learned in this course in a practical setting. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on each lab experiment and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will need to complete and submit each lab through InfoSec Learning's platform. Instructions on how to do this are included in assignment prompt 2 for this course.
- We will determine your grade based on a combination of your score in the virtual lab environment and on the quality of your written responses to each lab.
- The grade you receive on a lab will be a percentage based on the number of questions you got correct out of the total number of questions in the workbook.
- Once you've completed all six virtual labs, your percentage scores will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for lab experiments. For instance, if the average of all your percentage scores is 90%, then you'll receive 54 out of 60 possible points for the virtual lab requirement in this course.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Define the terms wireless networking and mobile networking.
- Differentiate the term mobility from the term wireless and name some of the drivers that caused the evolution of wireless networks
- Explain what is meant by multiplexing and modulation and define examples of multiplexing techniques like SDMA, TDMA, FDMA, CDMA
- What are the reasons for choosing one multiplexing technique over another technique
- Define the layers of the TCP/IP stack and how they operate.
- Define the network components that are part of wireless networking
- Identify and illustrate the differences between the different types of wireless networks
- Explain the considerations that must be known to correctly design a wireless network and define the characteristics of wireless networks that will be examined in accordance with the requirements for that network
- Define what is meant by ad-hoc wireless network
- Define the terms wireless security and mobile security and distinguish between security requirements of the various domains that would employ wireless networks.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Computer Science 323: Wireless & Mobile Networking consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Computer Science 323: Wireless & Mobile Networking by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Computer Science 323: Wireless & Mobile Networking final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Wireless & Mobile Networking Components||Discusses wireless transmission characteristics, network nodes, mobile apps and wireless network modes. Describes telecommunications hardware and components and specialized components of mobile networks.|
|Wireless & Mobile Network Types||Teaches about communication networks, wide-area and medium-range wireless communication, WLAN protocols, antennas and communication and wireless computing devices.|
|Radio-Based Wireless Networks||Defines radio waves, GSM, CDMA and sensor networks. Describes how to use ultra wideband and cellular networks for wireless communications.|
|Light-Based Wireless Networks||Explains optical fiber, synchronous optical networking, Li-Fi vs. Wi-Fi, point-to-point link-based systems and how to use infrared light to communicate wirelessly.|
|TCP/IP & Security for Wireless & Mobile Networks||Provides descriptions of communication protocol, mobile malware, Internet packet construction, noise and poor signal strength in wireless networks and how to use the TCP/IP protocol for mobile networking.|
|Communication Requirements for Wireless Networks||Covers potential performance issues in wireless networks, wireless network design considerations and how to implement guest access to a wireless network. Discusses reliable wireless networks, wireless network coverage and asymmetry in wireless networks.|
|Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks||Offers an overview of ad-hoc and mobile ad-hoc networks. Details how to set up security standards and resolve traffic problems in mobile ad-hoc networks. Explains security issues and how to manage keys in mobile ad-hoc networks.|
|Wireless & Mobile Network Security||Describes types of attacks in network security, mobile device security threats and authentication for mobile devices. Discusses how to secure a wireless network, secure mobile devices, differentiate user access for mobile devices and protect the location of a mobile device.|
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Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
|A College Accelerator Study.com membership.|
|Completed all lessons in Computer Science 323: Wireless & Mobile Networking course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
Please meet all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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4. Get Exam Results
We will send you an email with your official exam results within 1 to 2 weeks. If you would like to raise your grade after receiving your exam results, you can retake quizzes with fewer than 3 attempts. You will then need to retake the final exam.
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