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Module Description: Telecommunications Systems

Hours of Instruction: 120 hours
Module Length: 10 days (not including labs)
Required Textbooks:

William Stallings, Data and Computer Communications

The course discusses the basic principles and topics of fundamental importance which are involved in data networks, while at the same time emphasizing networking protocols and network applications. The first part of the course provides an overview of the key concepts, design principles and functions which form the basis for layered network architectures. The focus will be on the basic components of the Internet and its associated protocol layers and service models. The goal is to provide the students with an overview of computer networks.

The second part of the course discusses the fundamental issues related to the design of computer networking protocols. The approach is to discuss the fundamental concepts first and then show their application in real networks. The focus will be on the design issues related to the data link layer, network and transport layers, with an emphasis on the concept of Internetworking, a powerful abstraction that allows dealing with the complexity of multiple underlying communication technologies. Discussion topics include network access control, flow and error control, routing and congestion control, and naming and addressing. The public Internet will be used as the principle vehicle to discuss the applications of these concepts to computer networking protocols.

The third part of the course discusses special types of computer networks that have been popular in recent years and introduce special design, operation, and management challenges. These networks include multimedia networks, wireless networks, mobile networks, and wireless sensor networks.

Module Objectives:

Students should be able to accomplish the following after attending this module:

  • Explain the basic principles which are involved in data networks.
  • Understand the concepts of networking protocols and network applications.
  • Utilize the key concepts, design principles and functions of layered network architectures in network design.
  • Explain the function and service provided by each component within a data communications systems model.
  • Apply the concepts network access control, flow and error control, and routing and congestion control to an arbitrary network design.
  • Take advantage of the properties of naming and addressing structures to increase network efficiency.
  • Recognize network and application vulnerabilities and be able to apply appropriate security to protect a network from cyber attacks.
  • Be able to apply the principles of layered networking, protocols, etc. to multimedia networks, wireless networks, mobile networks, and wireless sensor network.

Module Outline:

  • Session 1: Computer Networking Architecture and Services
  • Session 2: Network Applications and Transport Protocols
  • Session 3: Network Layer and Routing Protocols
  • Session 4: Link Layer and Local Area Networks
  • Session 5: Wireless Networks
  • Session 6: Mobile Networks and Special Wireless Networks
  • Session 7: Multimedia Networking
  • Session 8: Network Management




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