CS601 : Data Communication

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

This course gives you the overview about, What Data Communication actually is? What tools and techniques you will use to send your data from one place to another. Similarly, all about the techniques, devices and concepts of data sending and receiving activities will be covered in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

After reading this course you should be able to:

  • Define data communications, name uses of data communications, and list the basic components of a communications system.
  • Describe other pieces of hardware and software which make networks more efficient, faster, more secure, easier to use, able to transmit several simultaneous messages, and able to interconnect with other networks.
  • Learn the basic technical concepts of data communications.
  • Be familiar with the various types of network configurations.
  • Describe the circuits that are available for voice and data networks, their transmission speeds (bandwidth), and how they are packaged for commercial use.
  • Learn the importance of adapting a data communication network's offerings to meet the changing and challenging networking needs of organizations.
  • Learn how to design networks by using manual or hand calculations.
  • Define the differences between protocols, software, and network architecture.
  • Define the concept of local area networks and describe their use.
  • Describe how a local area network is installed, its topologies and its protocols.
  • Learn why networks need security and control, what errors might occur, and how to control network errors.

Course Calendar

Introduction To Data Communication1Handouts3-11
Key Data Communication Terminology2Handouts12-16
Communication Tasks3Handouts17-21
Ring Topology6Handouts33-38
Metropolitan Area Networks7Handouts39-43
Critique of OSI Model8Handouts44-48
Transport Layer9Handouts49-51
Assignment No. 1
Presentation Layer10Handouts52-55
Assignment No. 2
Types of Digital-to-Digital Encoding16Handouts79-83
Digital To Analog Conversion17Handouts84-88
Frequency Shift Keying (FSK)18Handouts89-94
Analog To Analog Conversion19Handouts95-97
Quiz No. 1
Analog To Analog Conversion19Handouts95-97
Digital Data Transmission20Handouts98-100
DTE-DCE Interface21Handouts101-107
Other Interface Standards22Handouts108-113
Mid Term Exams
Modem Standards23Handouts114-117
Classes of Transmission Media24Handouts118-123
Shielded Twisted Pair (STP)25Handouts124-129
Single Mode Fiber26Handouts130-134
Propagation of Specific Signals27Handouts135-141
Transmission Impairments28Handouts142-145
Assignment No. 3
Asynchronous TDM30Handouts156-159
Telephone Services31Handouts160-164
T Lines32Handouts165-168
Types of Errors33Handouts169-173
Error Detection and Correction Methods34Handouts174-178
ERROR CORRECTION35Handouts179-182
Hamming Code36Handouts183-187
Assignment No. 4
Line Discipline37Handouts188-192
Flow Control- Explanation38Handouts193-198
SLIDING WINDOW ARQ39Handouts199-204
Synchronous Protocols40Handouts205-209
Quiz No. 2
Bit-Oriented Protocols41Handouts210-217
Local Area Network42Handouts218-226
Token Ring44Handouts233-238
Final Term Exam
Note: This is a tentative schedule and can be changed.
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