The Central Office
Telecommunications – Fundamentals course provides students with a fundamental
understanding of the traditional Central Office switching hierarchy and how
this network is used to facilitate voice and data communications. Students will also learn the fundamentals
of analog, digital and optical transmission signals and standards and how
they are used to carry voice and digital information. Principles covered include; Class 4 and
Class 5 switching, signaling standards, connection and connectionless
oriented switching, synchronous and asynchronous transmission and data
transfer, and circuit and packet switching technologies.
Compare and list the features
and function of a Class 4 and Class 5 switch.
Describe the attributes of
analog, digital and optical signals and how voice and
data information is
transmitted over an analog signal.
List and describe the different
types of signaling systems used to establish and
sessions in the Class 4 and Class 5 switching network.
Describe the POTS (Plain Old
Telephone System) call process.
Define Analog and Digital
bandwidth and list the signal levels for the North
American. Digital Hierarchy
and SONET standards.
Synchronous and Asynchronous transmission and data transfer.
Connection-oriented and Connectionless service.
packet switching and the differences between a virtual and datagram