Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Syllabus Data Communication and Network Technologies

Outline of Course


Sr No.
Topic
Minimum No. of Hour
1
Data Communications
06
2
Communication Network Fundamentals
08
3
Media Access Control
06
4
Networking Components
06
5
Link Control and MAC Protocols
05
6
Local Area Networks (LAN)
05
7
Wide Area Networks (WAN)
08
8
Application Protocols
08
9
Wireless Networks
03
10
Security and Management
05
Lectures
60
Practical/tutorials
60
Total
120

1. Data Communications (06 Hrs.)

Introduction, Communication Systems, Signal and data, Transmission modes,
Synchronous and asynchronous transmission, Circuits, channels and multichanneling,
Signaling, Encoding and decoding, Error detection and Recovery, Flow control, Sliding
Window, Congestion Management, Multiplexing [FDM, TDM, CDM, WDM] and Spreading
[DS. FH], Concept of Modulation, Baseband versus Broadband; Pulse Code Modulation
(PCM), Shift Keying [ASK, FSK, PSK, QPSK, DPSK]; Encoding techniques and CODEC;
Classification of Modems, Standards and Protocols, Protocols used by Modem to Transfer
files, Establishing a Connection (Internet connectivity); Digital Subscriber Loop (DSL)

2. Communication Network Fundamentals (08 Hrs.)


Introduction, Switching techniques: Circuit Switching, Packet switching, Datagram, Virtual
circuit and Permanent Virtual Circuit, Connectionless and connection oriented
communication, Message switching, Cell switching (ATM); Telephone network signaling
Network topologies, Layering the communication process, Open Systems Interconnection
(OSI) model, Data encapsulation; Protocols, services and layering, PDU/SDU; TCP/IP suite,
Hour-glass model, Internet Architecture and Protocol overview.

3. Media Access Control (06 Hrs.)


Introduction, Access Techniques (STDM, FDMA, TDMA, Spread Spectrum techniques
and CDMA, DSSS, FHSS); Media Access Control: Aloha and Slotted Aloha, Media Access
Control Address, Polling, CSMA, CSMA/CA, CSMA/CD and Reservation Aloha, Digital
hierarchies [SONET/SDH]

4. Network Components (06 Hrs.)


Introduction, LAN Hardware, LAN Operating Systems, Transmission Media: Guided Media
(Twisted pair, Co-axial cable, Optical fiber); Unguided Media (Radio, VHF, microwave,
satellite, Infrared); Fiber Optics Communication Components (Source, Channel Detector.
.

5. Link Control and MAC Protocols (05 Hrs.)


Framing, Error Detection and Correction; Window-based Flow Control; Logical Link Control,
HDLC Protocol, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), X.25 CCITT standard for packet data
transmission; Media access control, Random Access Techniques, Scheduling Mechanisms.

6. Local Area Network (LAN) (05 Hrs.)


LAN topologies and protocols; IEEE 802 Standard; Ethernet (Standard, Fast, Gigabit), Token
Ring, FDDI, Wireless LANs (802.11x);
Connecting LANs: Repeaters, Bridges, Switches, Routers; Virtual LANs

7. Wide Area Network (WAN) (08 Hrs.)


Network Layer Addressing and Routing concepts (Forwarding Function, Filtering Function);
Routing Methods (Static and dynamic routing, Distributed routing, Hierarchical Routing);
Distance Vector Protocol, Link State protocol, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF);
Internet Protocol (IP): Addressing & Routing; Internet Control Message Protocol, (ICMP),
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP), Network
Address Translation (NAT), IPv6, Mobile IP
Process-to-Process delivery in Transport Layer: User Datagram Protocol (UDP),
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), congestion control

8. Application Protocols (08 Hrs.)


Client/Server Model, Network File System (NFS), Remote Login: Telnet; File Transfer
Protocol (FTP), Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP); E-mail system: Simple Mail Transfer
Protocol (SMTP), Post Office Protocol (POP); World Wide Web (WWW), Domain Name
System (DNS), DNS servers; Hyper Text system: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP),
Hyper Text markup Language (HTML)

9. Wireless Networks (03 Hrs.)


Radio Communications, Cellular Radio, Mobile Telephony (GSM & CDMA), Satellite
Networks (VSAT), Mobile Adhoc Networks (MANET).

10. Security and Management (05 Hrs.)


Cryptography, IPsec, SSL/TLS, PGP, secure HTTP, proxy, firewall, VPN; Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP), Network policies.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
MAIN READING

1. Behrouz A Forouzan, “Data Communication and Networking”, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2008
2. William Stallings, “Data and Computer Communications”, Pearson Education, 2008.
3. Rajneesh Agrawal and Bharat Bhushan Tiwari, “Data Communication and Computer
Networks”, Vikas Publishing house Ltd. , 2005.
4. Tomasi Wayne, “Introduction to Data Communications and Networking”, Pearson
Education, 2007.

SUPPLEMENTARY READING

1. A. S. Tanenbaum, “Computer Networks”, Fourth Edition, Pearson Education.
2. A. Leon-Gracia and I. Widjaja, “Communication Networks”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2004.
3. K. Pahlavan and P. Krishnamurthy, “Principles of Wireless Networks”, EEE/ Prentice
Hall of India, 2003.