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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Digital Subscriber Line (086)*

30 hours (5 weeks).
Various approved locations throughout the U.S.

June 2004 - December 2016.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Perform the various methods and procedures for successful installation of high-speed internet connections for homes and businesses; discuss two types of networks; define a network; identify and explain the OSI model; define TCP/IP; discuss DSL basics; discuss the importance of testing the line; identify trouble conditions; repair or resolve trouble conditions with the sidekick meter; discuss common problems encountered on the PSTN and DSL lines; identify potential hazards; explain the proper methods for avoiding and circumventing hazardous situations; discuss proper utilizations of personal protective equipment; apply safety procedures; identify basic computer hardware; identify common computer peripherals; identify and explain the OSI model; discuss TCP/IP; discuss the basic components of a network; discuss the basic functions of hubs, routers, switches, and bridges; field service & point of presence; work properly with wiring, equipment, materials, and tools; install the splitter; disconnect the customer form the SNI; install new and existing customer wire at the splitter; connect the splitter to dial tone in the SNI; discuss the function of the Sunrise meter; attach a 25 pair cable to a plywood surface; attach a 66-teminating block to a plywood surface; attach a customer phone jack to a plywood surface; insert a bridge clip on the 66 block for continuity; terminate a 25 pair wire onto the 66 block, following industry color code scheme; terminate a twisted pair cable into the 66 block and into the phone jack; tone and probe telephone wire and cable; utilize the butt set; identify the SNI/SNB; identify the splitter; wire the SNI/SNB; terminate wire from the Splitter into the 104A jack; install input and output devices; remove input and output devices; remove computer case covering; install NIC cards; remove NIC cards; install proper drivers for NIC cards.
DSL history, DSL terms, ADSL needs, ADSL architecture, DSLAM, FDM, design and function of the telephone network, analog and digital data, cpu, associated equipment, voice range and bandwidth, decibels, cable design, bridge taps, and safety methods; wiring, equipment, material and tools used in DSL installation; minimum point of entry; standard network interface; stand alone protector; serving terminal, splitters; automatic number identification; and direct access test unit; basic computer hardware and some common computer peripherals; problems that are encountered when installing and repairing ADSL lines; concepts explored include TCP/IP, file transfer, remote login, computer mail, servers, terminal servers, network oriented window systems, TCP/IP layers, network basics, topology, network operation and management, and future technologies and trends; ADSL testing,VF-TIMS testing, and cable maintenance testing; the time domain reflectometer, load coil detector, and digital multimeter; typical components involved in network systems for delivering DSL throughout a client server network; potential hazards; proper methods for avoiding and circumventing hazardous situations; how to properly utilize personal protective equipment; employer training for DSL technicians; DSL installation flowchart.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in a Technology or Telecommunications degree program or as a laboratory in a Technology or Telecommunications degree program or in the associate degree/certificate category, 1 semester hour as a laboratory in a Trades curriculum (9/04). NOTE: Portions of this course overlap with Digital Communications and Computer Literacy (Bell South) (090). Credit should not be awarded for (090) if both courses are completed. *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.