MIS 252 Business Data Communications



Instructor: Bilgin Metin, PhD



In this course, we study the data communication fundamentals used in business environment. The objective of this course is to teach fundamentals concepts and practical aspects of computer networking. Emphasis is on Local Area Networks from architecture to setup and management. Local and wide area networking including: protocols, standards, media, topologies, layered networking models, hardware and software. Students shall learn about basic network setup and administration besides network architecture, protocols, and applications. Important topics include network architecture and communication protocols, network elements, data link, switching and routing, end-to-end protocols, LANs, security and some aspects of network administration.


Catalog Description


1. Introduction to Computer Networks and Data Communications
2. Fundamentals of TCP/IP
3. Local Area Networks-The Basics (Cabling)
4. Local Area Networks-Internetworking
5. Local Area Networks-Software and Support Systems
6. Wide Area Networks
8. Network Security
9. Network Design and Management



  • Data communications and computer networks : a business user’s approach / Curt M. White, 7/e, Cengage Learning.

Reading List

  • Business Data Networks and Security, 9/e, Raymond and Julia Panko.
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, S. Covey
  • Business Data Communications, William Stallings, Prentice-Hall.
  • Business Data Communications and Networking, Fitzgerald Dennis, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Office Hours


Grading Plan

  • Project + HW + Quiz : 10 %
  • Midterm: 40 %
  • Final: 45 %
  • participation to class activities and discussions: %5
  • Attendance %0

Final Exam Condition: Min.  25 from Midterm