code EC521
credit_hours 3
title Communication Networks
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prequisites EC422
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes This course aims at providing an overview of the field of communication networks. It emphasizes basic principles and topics of fundamental importance concerning the technology and architecture of this field, as well as providing a detailed discussion of leading-edge topics. In other words, this course is intended to give a working knowledge of how telecommunications networks are constructed, how they operate, and how they are optimized to fulfill a particular need.
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objectives After completing the readings and written assignments, and viewing the lessons, the students should be able to:rn rnIdentify major applications of networking.rnDescribe the internetworking equipment.rnLearn about data communication protocols.
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textbook B. Forouzan, Data Communications Networking. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
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Course Content
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1 Basic Concepts
2 Physical Layer
3 Local Area Networks
4 Ethernet and IEEE 802.3
5 Performance Evaluation of Ethernets
6 Token Ring Networks
7 Midterm Exam
8 FDDI Networks
9 Wireless LANs
10 Networking and Internetworking Devices
11 Internet and TCP/IP
12 12 week exam
13 Data Link Control
14 Transport Layer
15 Revision
16 Final Examination