Introduction to network and data communication concepts, Protocol concepts and functionality, Network Architectures - OSI Model and TCP/IP Model; Physical Layer: Signals, Analog and Digital Signals, Data Rate Limits, Transmission impairments; Transmission Media: Guided media, Wireless media; Digital Transmission: Line Coding, Block Coding, Sampling, Transmission Mode; Analog Transmission: Modulation of digital data, Telephone modems, Modulation of analog signals. Multiplexing: FDM, WDM, TDM; High Speed Digital Access: DSL, Cable Modems, and SONET; Data Link Layer: Error Detection and Correction, Data Link Control and Protocols; Point-to-point Access: PPP, Multiple Access; Local Area Networks; Wireless LAN: IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth; Internetworking devices, Frame Relay, ATM.

Credit: 3
Prerequisite: CSC 2208