Topic outline

  • General

    Lecturer : Dr. Coulibaly Yahaya

    Semester  Semester 2 2012/2013

    Synopsis :

    Based on OSI layer reference model, this course will discuss the components and services of computer networks and data communications. A Top-down approach is adopted.  In this approach, the course starts with Application layer where the importance and usage of computer networks in commonly applications such as the Internet, email and FTP.  Then, lower layers that concern technical aspects are covered. At the end of this course, students are expected to have an understanding and appreciation of how computer networks works and how to design and troubleshoot those networks.

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    • Topic 1

      This Topic gives a general overview of the subject. Major sub-topics include Internet architecture and service; Network Components and network types. 
    • Topic 2

      In this Topic we discuss the principles of Applications,  the Web and HTTP, File Transfer: FTP, Electronic Mail in the Internet and  DNS. 

    • Topic 3

      Topic 3 discusses principles of OSI layer 3 protocol (Network Layer);  Connection and Connection-less services; Functions of a Router and finally IPv4 and IPv6 principles. 

    • Topic 4

      Topic 4 covers Wireless Links and Network Characteristics, WiFi: 802.11 Wireless LANs, Cellular Internet Access, Mobility Management: Principles.