This course covers the fundamental concepts of computer networks, standard models of computer networks having layered architecture, data communication, network topologies, web technologies and internet applications.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
Computer Networks: Introduction to computer network, data communication, components of data communication, data transmission mode, data communication measurement, LAN, MAN, WAN, wireless LAN, internet, intranet, extranet.
Network Models: Client/ server network and Peer-to-peer network, OSI, TCP/IP, layers and functionalities.
Transmission Media: Introduction, Guided Media: Twisted pair, Coaxial cable, Optical fiber. Unguided media: Microwave, Radio frequency propagation, Satellite.
LAN Topologies: Ring, bus, star, mesh and tree topologies. Network Devices: NIC, repeaters, hub, bridge, switch, gateway and router.
Internet Terms: Web page, Home page, website, internet browsers, URL, Hypertext, ISP, Web server, download and upload, online and offline. Internet Applications: www, telnet, ftp, e-mail, social networks, search engines, Video Conferencing, e-Commerce, m-Commerce, VOIP, blogs.
Introduction to Web Design: Introduction to hypertext mark-up language (html), Document type definition, creating web pages, lists, hyperlinks, tables, web forms, inserting images, frames, hosting options and domain name registration. Customized Features: Cascading style sheet (CSS) for text formatting and other manipulations.