INET 4041

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. 


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Joseph Axberg

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.

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Nusrat Saeed

PhD in organizational leadership, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; MBA and Master of Information Technology, University of Texas; Master of Health Informatics, University of Minnesota; BS in engineering, NED Engineering University of Pakistan

Dr. Saeed’s background is a blend of engineering, information technology, and education, with more than 15 years of related experience at Westinghouse, General Nanosystems, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Samsung, and others in managing and delivering various IT projects. Her experience includes leadership roles in application and web development, database design, IT infrastructure system modifications, process and product development, and operational improvements. She has worked as a program director of information technology and assistant adjunct professor of ITIS at the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she designed and managed three degree programs in areas such as information technology, business administration, and accounting.

  • INET 4041 – Networking II: Emerging Technologies

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