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Data Communications & Networks


  • Data and Signals.
  • Digital Transmission.
  • Analog Transmission.
  • Multiplexing.
  • Transmission Media.
  • Error Detection and Correction.
  • Network Models.
  • Media Access Control.
  • Types of Ethernet.
  • Devices, Backbone Networks, Virtual LAN.
  • Network Addressing.
  • Unicast Routing Protocols.
  • Transport Layer.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the students will be able to:

  1. compare various network types and technologies as well as the devices used for data communication and networking.
  2. manipulate theoretical and practical skills to configure the network.
  3. propose the necessary/required steps to increase network efficiency and robustness at various levels.
  4. comply with ethical issues in designing networks based on requirements, policies and standard practices.


  1. Behrouz A. Forouzan, Data Communications and Networking, 5th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2013.
  2. Curt M. White, Data Communications & Computer Networks, 4th Edition, Thomson Learning, 2006.
  3. Willam Stalings, Data and Computer Communications, 8th Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2007.
  4. CCNA Routing & Switching – Introduction to Networking online course materials.
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