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Business Data Communications & Networking

Commerce & Business Administration
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 1150
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course makes an introduction to fundamentals of existing data communications technologies as well business opportunities and challenges presented by emerging data communications technologies. The course provides a balanced mix of business and IT management concepts. This course aims to develop a coherent understanding of the fundamental data communications concepts and technologies. Homework & research assignments are designed to expose students to practical applications of these concepts and technologies.
Students who have received credit for CISY 2345 or CISY 2346 will not receive further credit for CSIS 1150.
Course Content
  • Review of personal computer hardware and the operating system
  • Fundamental concepts of data communications – Application, Physical, Data Link and Network/Transport layer
  • Principals of communication and connecting to the network
  • Network Services
  • Network Technologies – Local Area Network (LAN) and  Wireless LAN
  • Wireless technologies  - Wide Area Network (WAN) and Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)
  • Internet standards and services
  • Network Management – Security, Design and Management of the network
  • Research on data communications and networking issues in real world business settings
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture & Seminar: - a combination of lectures, in-class discussions, case studies, and team project/presentations.

Means of Assessment
Assignments (2-4)    15%-25%
In-class quizzes (2-4)    10%-20%
Exercises/Labs/Presentations          0%-15%
Midterm Examination           20%
Final Examination           30%
Total         100%
Learning Outcomes

The student should be able to:

  • Explain the basic understanding of the technical and management aspects of business data communications and networking.
  • Explain how networks such as the Internet move messages from one computer to another though the different hardware and software components
  • Design networks (at a novice level) using a variety of LAN, backbone and WAN technologies and components
  • Explain the major components of the TCP/IP protocol suite, including IPv4 and IPv6;
  • Configure commonly used network software, such as Windows routers
  • Describe the importance of networking standards and standards bodies;
  • Describe the OSI model and the process of encapsulation;
  • Describe the structure of the Internet and how Internet communications occur between hosts;
  • Understand network management in terms of design, security.
  • Appreciate and address some area of investigation in the field of data communications beyond the information presented in class.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

Jerry FitzGerald & Alan Dennis “Business Data Communications and Networking” Latest Edition, John Wiley.



CSIS 1110 or CISY 1110 or approved equivalent.


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU CISY 1215 (3) 2009/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU INFO 1212 (3) 2012/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG CPSC 1480 (3) 2008/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 1XX (3) 2007/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 263 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 2630 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ISYS 1XX (3) 2007/09/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW COMP 1XX (3) 2009/09/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CPSC 1XX (3) 2006/01/01 to 2009/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO COSC 1st (3) 2007/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV COMM 1st (3) 2007/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC CPSC 1XX (3) 2009/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) DOUG CSIS 1150 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2150 (3) = UFV CIS 192 (4) & UFV CIS 1XX (3) 2009/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (3) 2007/09/01 to 2008/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) DOUG CSIS 1150 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2150 (3) = UFV CIS 192 (4) 2008/09/01 to 2009/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 1XX (1.5) 2007/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.