About This Course
Emerging networking concepts, technologies, and applications. Topics will evolve to reflect current trends and expertise of the faculty, such as high-speed networking, ATM, network security, wireless networks, multimedia, and electronic commerce. Each technology is considered for the underlying theory; the driving technological and business needs; the applications; the competing alternative technologies; and the design, implementation, and configuration of such systems.
Case studies may be used to identify and analyze strategic issues and problems. Concepts and tools from this and previous ITI courses are applied to solve these problems and design realistic programs of action. Hands-on labs are included when possible. Industry speakers, tours, and demonstrations show practical applications.
Sample course topics: Logistics, ethernet, GigE, forwarding, routing policy and protocols, performance analysis, carrier offerings, queuing aspects, voice and video, security, and software-defined networking.
Sample textbook: An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking, S. Keshav, Addison-Wesley, 1997.
MS, software engineering, University of St. Thomas; BS, electronics engineering, University of Nebraska
Mr. Axberg has worked in many roles in telecommunications and information technology, from architecture to system administration. He has experience with virtualization and cloud services including VMware, Amazon Web Services, and Azure. He is a cloud architect at Optum Technology, leading a team of developers transitioning virtual desktop services to a hybrid cloud solution. Prior to that, he worked at CenturyLink in telecommunications engineering and operations deploying voice and data services, where he managed the transition of a national 8XX call routing platform from Sybase to MySQL. Mr. Axberg is currently pursuing a BA in English at St. Catherine University.
INet 4031 – Introduction to Systems