Data Communications and Computer Networks

Goals and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this module is to:

  • provide a good understanding of the electrical characteristics of digital signals and the basic methods of data transmission.
  • introduce the concept of communication protocols and give an overview of Data Communication Standards.
  • give an introduction to the area of computer networks, with emphasis on the range of communication protocols utilized.
  • explore the concept of Open Systems, giving an overview of Transport and Application Support Protocols.

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