This course will provide students with an understanding of the modern mobile computing technology landscape. The explosive growth in this area makes this essential knowledge for the IT engineer to have. Wireless fundamentals and history will be covered. Popular topics such as how to manage smartphones, tablets and other mobile consumer devices in a business environment and how service providers architect their wireless networks to accommodate mobile devices will be covered. Wireless technologies such as GSM, CDMA, 3G/4G, LTE, 802.11, Bluetooth and WiMAX will be introduced. Students will learn the various wireless and collaboration technologies influencing modern corporations and service providers. This course will also explore the types, uses and configuration of on-demand collaboration, solutions email systems, file sharing, web publishing, web portals, content management solutions, online meeting, instant messengers, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation and data storage services. During this course, you will learn the business drivers, social drivers and technology being used to mobilize the collaborative workforce. The trend towards consumerization of IT will also be discussed. A study of these technologies will prepare students to make objective evaluations of the different wireless/mobile and collaboration technologies and their use cases. Students will be given hands-on exercises to reinforce the knowledge taught in class.
1. Analyze and Recommend mobile devices and cloud applications for an enterprise network
2. Design a cellular network
3. Construct and manage a cellular network using lab based hardware.
4. Formally present the network architecture, applications, decisions and results