Three hours lecture; 3 credits. An introduction to communication networks. Includes the OSI layering model of networks with emphasis on the physical, data link, and network layers; and network topologies. Introduction to a variety of computer, satellite, and local-area communication networks, including Ethernet, Internet, packet radio,and the telephone network.
- Identify and explain the fundamental concepts of protocols and examine protocol structures
- Examine/design a data communication link considering fundamental concepts of signals, medium, encoding, reliability and efficiency
- Identify key elements of Wide Area Networks, such as switching, routing, congestion, and QoS
- Architect a Local Area Network considering the shared medium choices for high-speed LANs or Wireless LANs
- Understand and examine Internet and Transport Protocols and gain deep knowledge on Internetwork operations
- Identify the key aspects of internet applications such as network security, Email and network management, DNS and web servers and multimedia