Topic outline

  • General

    Lecturer : Alias Bin Mohd
    Semester : Semester I 2010/2011

    Synopsis :

    The course will develop the students knowledge on data communication and switching systems. It explains the basic process of data communication, protocols, interfacing and inter-working between computer networks and switching components in telecommunication systems. The students will be taught with the various possible techniques to understand the modern networks for wired and wireless services.

    Course Outcomes :

    By the end of the course, the student should be able to understand on:

    1. the basic of voice and data communication
    2. the various types of computer networks for LAN and WAN
    3. the concept of data communication using layered approach based OSI
    4. the protocol and procedures of data communication
    5. the standard of internetworking various networks in the Internet

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    • Topic 1

      Overview to data communication networks trends.
      The Internet network, types of network, a communication model.
    • Topic 2

      Protocol Architecture:

      Standard: ISO model, TCP/IP suite, standardization within protocol architecture, traditional internet based applications.

    • Topic 3

      Data Communication Basic:

      Basics of data transmission.

      Asynchronous vs. Synchronous transmission.

      Error detection method: Parity and CRC.

      Error correction.

      Flow control technique: Stop-and-Wait, Sliding Window, Go-back-N and ARQ

    • Topic 4

      Data Link Layer Protocol:

      Introduction to HDLC, frame format and operation.

      Other HDLC protocols, LAPB, LAPD.

    • Topic 5

      Local Area Network-LAN:

      LAN Characteristics: LAN.

      Topologies and Transmission Media, LAN protocol, Architecture.

      MAC protocol – CSMA/CD, Switched LAN

    • Topic 6

      Wide Area Network-WAN:

      WAN characteristics:

      Circuit Switched vs. Packet Switched.

    • Topic 7


      Principles of internetworking,

      Issue and challenges in internetworking.

      Internetworking architecture.

      Internetworking devices: Bridge, Router and Gateway.

    • Topic 8

      Internet protocol standards:

      TCP/IP, IP protocol and addressing mechanism, Classful subnetting

      IP Protocol: IP Fragmentation and Reassembly