Data Communications

"The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of the architecture, operation and major design issues relating to data networks. It also covers the networking devices required for network operation and interconnection. The unit also aims to develop an in depth knowledge of the properties of public and private switched networks integrated services digital network (ISDN), xDSL and Wide Area Networks (WAN). It also aims to discuss the relevant protocols used in data communications."



Notes and resources

0. Induction

1. Overview

2. Protocol Architecture

3. Data transmission

4. Transmission Media

5. Signal Encoding techniques




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