Data Communication and Networking 2 : Continuing-Education : Deanship of Community Service & Continuing Education :: PMU

Data Communication and Networking 2

Course/Workshop Title: Data Communication and Networking 2
Course/Workshop Duration: 24 Hours
Course Overview: A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that is designed for a limited geographic area such as a building or a campus. Although a LAN can be used as an isolated network to connect computers in an organization for the sole purpose of sharing resources. The LAN market has seen several technologies such as Ethernet, Token Ring, Token Bus, FDDI, and ATM LAN. With the growing of wireless communication technology, the demand for connecting devices without the use of cables is increasing everywhere. Wireless LANs can be found on college campuses, in office buildings, and in industry.

The primary goal of the course lies in the mastery of fundamental concept of networking and how to design and install the LAN. It includes in-depth discussion of how wired and wireless LANs can be connected together using connecting devices. Topics include point to point protocol, random access, control access and channelization, Wired LANs: Ethernet, Wireless LANs, Connecting LANs and Backbone Networks, SONET/SDH, and Virtual Circuit Networks (Frame Relay and ATM). Use of simulation software OPNET.
Expected Learning Outcomes / Competencies By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  1. Learn some protocols that are designed to handle the services required from the data link layer in relation to the network layer
  2. Understand the duties of the data link layer that are related to the use of the physical layer.
  3. Obtain some insight knowledge about wired local area networks
  4. Understand in-depth the digital and analog transmission techniques
  5. Explain some ideas about data and signals and how we can use them efficiently
  6. Design and analyze the performance of wireless local area network using OPNET software.
  7. Explore the concept of how wired and wireless LANs can be connected together using connecting devices.
  8. Understand SONET/SDH synchronous network
  9. Become familiar with two common Wide area network Technologies (Frame Relay and ATM)  
Prerequisite Requirement: Data Communication and Networking 1