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Telecommunications Systems Lab

TLEN 5460

Telecommunications Systems Lab

Fall 2016

Distance / In-Class

Jose Santos

MON 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Classroom: ECEE 283
Summer 2016
Session D

Distance / In-Class

Jose Santos

MON WED 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Classroom: ECEE 283


This summer, there is not an option for 100% "distance” for this course. Students will be able to view the lectures remotely, but must be able to come to campus to do the lab sessions.  For more information, please contact

This course provides direct experience with telecommunications functions and equipment through experiments and demonstrations. Students work individually on a set of network gear to learn the fundamental techniques of voice and data switching, and the fundamental functions of data networking and services. Topics begins from LAN Switching (VLAN, Spanning Tree, Layer 2 security, Wireless LANs), Efficient IP addressing designs (CIDR, VLSM), LAN Routing (RIP, OSPF), WAN Remote Access Technologies (Frame Relay), VPN architectures (IPSec), MPLS TE, IP next generation (IPv6) and transition methods from IPv4 to IPv6 or coexisting network of both addressing scheme using tunneling solution such as ISATAP, 6to4, GRE, and Teredo tunnels. Students must then complete a research project on an advanced topic such as (Multicast, BGP, VoIP, QoS (DiffServ, RSVP, CoS), L2 & L3 Queuing Mechanisms, Firewall Security, and others), to complete their coursework. Each experiment is designed to focus on some particular aspect of systems management, development, maintenance, or troubleshooting for either enterprise telecommunications customers or telecommunication service providers. Procedures require the use of actual commercial equipment and services and observation using packet analyzers including Wireshark and reporting of behavior and performance compared to specified requirements. The midterms and the final exams are designed to reflect the real world networking scenarios encompassing the technologies learnt through theory and lab practical.

Please note: Student groups and laboratory periods for the remainder of the semester will be established during the first class lecture meeting.

An additional 4-6 hours of unscheduled lab time is required.

Distance learning class enrollment limited to 5 students.


To obtain practical experience that builds on the theoretical understanding acquired in other course and to gain hands on experience with various networking gear.


TLEN 5330 Data Communications 1 or instructor approval.


Odom, CCNA CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide, 3rd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1587204258

Odom, CCNA ICND2 Official Exam Certification Guide, 3rd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1587204357

Empson, CCNA Portable Command Guide, 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1587201936


VMWare Player, active Internet connection, active email account, Skype account.

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Any syllabus provided above may not be the most recent version. Please refer to the course syllabus provided by the instructor of this course.

Usually Offered: 

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

Previous Course Offerings

See up to the past five offerings of this course:
Semester Type Instructor(s) Schedule
Spring 2016 Distance / In-Class Jose Santos TUE
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Spring 2015 Classroom Only Levi Perigo, Jose Santos WED
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fall 2014 Distance / In-Class Jose Santos MON
11:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Summer 2014 - Session D Distance / In-Class Jose Santos MON THU
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Spring 2014 Distance / In-Class Jose Santos TUE
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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