Data Communications

Topics:

1. Overview of LANs
1.1 Basic LAN Terminology
1.2 LAN Standards
1.3 How LANs Operate
1.4 LAN Topologies
1.5 Example Applications of LANs
1.6 Overview of the Chapters
1.7 Reference Material and Further Resources
1.8 Book Web Site

2. Network Architectures and Protocols
2.1 Network Architecture Concepts
2.2 Layers of the OSI Model
2.3 The TCP/IP Architecture
2.3.1 Message Encapsulation
2.3.2 The Application Layer
2.4 LAN Protocols
2.4.1 IEEE Project 802

3. Data Communication Concepts
3.1 Basic Concepts
3.2 Signal Encoding Techniques
3.3 Error Detection
3.4 Error Correction
3.5 Data Link Control
3.5.1 Flow Control
3.5.2 Error Control
3.6 Transmission Media
3.7 Multiplexing

4. LAN Access Techniques
4.1 Performance Measures and Notation
4.2 Random-Access Overview
4.3 ALOHA
4.3.1 Pure ALOHA
4.3.2 Slotted ALOHA
4.4 Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA)
4.5 CSMA with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD)
4.6 Controlled Access Schemes
4.7 Switched Access Methods

5. Ethernet
5.1 Overview of Ethernet
5.2 Standard Ethernet
5.3 Fast Ethernet
5.4 Switched Ethernet
5.5 Gigabit Ethernet
5.6 Ten Gigabit Ethernet

6. Token-Passing LANs
6.1 Classic Token Rings
6.2 Dedicated Token Ring
6.3 High-Speed Token Rings
6.4 FDDI and CDDI

7. Wireless LANs
7.1 Wireless LAN Concepts
7.2 MAC Layer
7.3 Spread Spectrum Wireless LANs
7.4 Infrared Wireless LANs
7.5 Other Physical Layer Protocols
7.6 Wireless PANs
7.7 Wireless Home Networking

8. Internetworking
8.1 Business Drivers
8.2 Internetworking Perspective
8.3 Bridges
8.4 Routers
8.5 Internetworking with Switches
8.6 Virtual LANs

9. Network Management
9.1 Network Management Architecture
9.2 Basic Network Management Functions
9.3 LAN Element Management
9.4 Network Management Protocols
9.5 LAN Operations Management

10. Network Planning and Simulation Tools

Each topic is covered in a two-hour meeting for a total of 20 hours.

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