MIS 513 Managing Communication Technology

MIS 513 Managing Communication Technology

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 information technology governance also. Important topics include COBIT, ITIL, ISO 27000, ISO 20000.

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

10. Introduction to IT governace (COBIT, ITIL, ISO 20.000, ISO 27000)



  • Business Data Networks and Telecommunications, 7/e, Raymond Panko.


Reading List

  • Data Communications and Computer Networks: A Business User’s Approach, Curt White, Course technology.
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People J
  • Business Data Communications, William Stallings, Prentice-Hall.
  • Business Data Communications and Networking, Fitzgerald Dennis, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Class Hours

TBA in first week


Office Hours


Grading Plan

  • Project (Presentation or report is required) & HW: 15 %
  • Midterms & Quiz  30 %
  • Final: 40 %
  • Attendance 15 %
  • Homeworks will be due a week after they are assigned.  Homeworks late by a week will be accepted with a 20 point penalty. After a week past the due date homeworks will no longer be accepted.
  • Final exam conditions: 40% attendance, avg. midterm grade=40