The unit delivery consists of pre-class and post-class activities that students should allocate time to, apart from in-class activities.
This unit provides an introduction to data communication fundamentals, network transmission technologies and network protocols. It introduces students to basic design and communicational issues related to local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet.
Content includes: History and fundamentals of data communications and networks; standards; communication media types; data communications principles and protocols; network architectures and protocols, standard interfaces and transmission techniques; data integrity and security; Local Area Networks (LAN); data link control; IP Addressing and Subnetworking; Routing protocols like RIP; Switching technologies and Virtual LANs; Design and implementation of enterprise networks using industry standard equipment like CISCO routers and switches.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):