Network Engineer Chris Zeigler Prepares CIS Students for Competition


Chris ZeiglerOn November 30, Chris Zeigler, a member of JMU’s Network Engineering team that’s responsible for designing the networks used on campus, spoke to a select group of Dr. Harry Reif’s CIS 320: Telecommunications and Networking students. Zeigler offered a question-and-answer session to assist students as they prepared solutions for the case study that they're working on as their course project.  

The case study is part of a national competition hosted by ITERA where students work to solve a real-world problem. Reif explained that this semester students are working to create a network for a city park that will be used to detect, report and deter criminal activity. It requires students to link law enforcement, park docents and citizens using a shared network of cameras, emergency telephones, personal cell phones and personal computers with a 911 Emergency Center.  

Students combine their business, financial, information systems and telecommunications skills to create and cost analyze a proposed solution that meets the technical, financial, security and privacy requirements. They'll then prepare written and oral presentations showcasing their results. The best teams/team-members will be selected to represent JMU in the national competition this April.

Published: Monday, December 14, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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