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This course introduces the student to the concepts and terminology of computer communications and networking. It includes topics on communication models, network protocols, standards, LANs, WANS, the Internet, intranet and networking applications. The emphasis will be to develop an understanding of the underlying principles of data communications and networking.

Course Synopsis

To expose the students to the basic principles of the technology of data communications and networking. Upon completion of this course, the students should have a good working knowledge of communication technology (network components, transmission links, link control, protocols, network topologies, error detection and correction), network management and security and local area networks

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to: - Describe the hardware and software commonly used in data communications and networking. - Define the functions of the seven layers of the OSI reference model. - Describe the major WAN and LAN applications. - Explain the functions of the major components in a network. - Explain the ways of network interconnections. - Identify the security requirements of a network.

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Book Title : Introduction to Computer Networks
Author : A. S. Tanenbaum,
Edition :
Publisher : Prentice Hall

Book Title : Data and Computer Communications
Author : William Stallings
Edition : 8th Edition
Publisher : Macmillan Pub. Co.

Book Title : Computer Networks and Internets
Author : Douglas E. Comer, Purdue University
Edition : 5/E
Publisher : Prentice Hall

Book Title : Essentials of Data Communications
Author : David Stamper and the Saratoga Group
Edition :
Publisher : The Benjamin/ Cummings Publishing Company Inc

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