DT354 Year 1
Ext: (402) 3246
The course consists of practical work in the
laboratory and lectures in computer network
We have access to room
where there is Cisco network equipment, so very practical
can be done there.
We will call it the
There will be weekly assessments
(normally) and a
written examination in May 2013
I advise all students to attend regularly as the material builds on the previous lecture. I use
the Cisco material from the
and all students
have access to
You are not required to buy any books.
However for those who like to have a book
instead of a screen
is a book that covers the entire course:
Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide
Authors: Mark Dye et al.
erial is on the website
Network Fundamentals (CCNA
You need a
isco Network Academy is at
The weekly assessments are done in the computer laboratory as per timetable. The
assessments consist of online exams on a Cisco server and the results are given immediately
and recorded in the
on the server
Software: Packet Tracer
is software that allows simulation of networking. The so
ftware will be used to simulate
networking with exercises in each chapter of the book or course material.
can be done live in the Cisco Laboratory
Network for B
Introduction to Data Communications and Networks.
Local Area Network
, Wide Area Network
. The Internet, the largest WAN
in the world.
Private networks, i
ntranet and extranet
ISO, ANSI, IEEE, ITU, EIA, TIA. OSI Model
UTP, Coaxial Cable
light and laser technology)
io Waves, Microwaves, Satellite
NIC, Modem, DTE, DCE, DSU/CSU
but the most important
TCP/IP software stack,
Method. Switched Ethernet (current practice if you have the money) + switch.
10Base5, 10Base2, 10BaseT, 100BaseT, 1000BaseT, 10Gigabit.
Segmentation, Collision Domain, Broadcast Domain,
Internet and TCP/IP.
and Public addresses, Subnets,
, non reliable delivery
Application Layer: DNS, FTP, HTTP, Telnet,
SMTP, POP3, IMAP.