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Week  Slides (ppt) References
Section 1: Principles of Computer Communications  
1

Communication Trends  

 
2 Digital and Analog Communication  
3

Electronic and Optical Transmission  

Formatting of Information for Transmission  

Packet and Circuit Switching  

Asynchronous and Synchronous Transmission 

Serial and Parallel Communications  

Modulation 

Frequency Spectrum and Bandwidth  

Multiplexing

Error: Causes Detection and Prevention

 
Section 2: Understanding Protocols and TCP/IP  
4

ISO-OSI Seven Layer Model

Overview of TCP/IP  

IP Addressing Explored  

Subnets

IP Routing

 

5

Hostname Resolution

TCP/IP in the Windows Environment 

TCP/IP Commands

 
Section 3: Understanding Communication Hardware  
6

Communication Media  

Micro as a Communication Device

Modems

Mainframe and Mini Computer Equipment

 
Section 4: Understanding Communication Links and Services  
6

Digital Lines

ISDN Services

Introduction to ATM and ATM Networks

Internet Infrastructure

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Introduction to Voice over IP (VoIP)

VoIP Applications

 
Section 5: Networking Fundamentals  
7

LAN Definition

Functional Architectures

Physical Architectures

Topology

IEEE and LAN Protocols

Networking Hardware

 
Section 6: Practical Peer-to-Peer  Networking  
8

Client Configuration Overview

NIC Configuration and Properties

LAN Protocols and TCP/IP

Network Client Configuration

Joining a Network

Testing and Troubleshooting Client Connections

Creating a User

File and Print Sharing

Accessing Resources for Sharing

Printer Sharing

 
Section 7: Understanding Network Security and Reliability  
9

Introduction to Network Security

Introduction to Firewalls

Software Firewall Features

Hardware Firewall Features

Advanced Hardware Firewall Features

Network Reliability Issues

 
Section 8:  Wireless Networking  
10

Introduction to Wireless Networks

Configuring Wireless Networks

Newer Trends in Communications

 
  The End  

 


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