Computer Networks And Data Communication
course will cover Introduction to Computer Networks: definition, advantages,
types, configurations; The OSI/ISO and TCP/IP reference models; Transmission
media: magnetic media, twisted pair, coaxial, fiber-optics; satellite; Network
Access Protocols; static versus dynamic channel allocation; LAN standards:
802.3 (Ethernet), 802.4 (token bus), 802.5 (token ring); Computer Network
security, Active and Passive Attacks; Network layers, standards and protocols.
Furthermore, the course ensures that students practically appreciate the use of
computer (wired and wireless) networks.
Objectives of the course are:
- To provide a solid foundation on
the theoretical and practical understand of computer networks.
- To introduce students to standards
and guidelines in computer networks.
- To impact knowledge and skill
relevant to the design, implementation, and maintenance of modern computer
- To introduce students to emerging
computer networks technologies.
completion of this course unit, the students will be able to:
- Identify the terminologies and
concepts of the OSI and the TCP/IP reference model;
- Appreciate the concepts of
protocols, network interfaces, and design/performance issues in local area
networks and wide area networks;
- Demonstrate knowledge of wireless
networking concepts and tools;
- Practically setup a network and
- Demonstrate knowledge of network