rom hubs and routers to servers and cables, this course provides a step-by-step introduction to the field of computer networking. Beginners will become comfortable with the concepts and vocabulary of computer networking and will gain hands-on experience in basic networking technology. This course also includes a comprehensive introduction to telecommunications. It provides in-depth explanations of transmission technology, media, topology, protocols, hardware, signaling, switching, and multiplexing. It includes a survey of the current industry and regulatory environments surrounding telecommunications.
Textbook:Data Communication and Networking Behrouz A. Forouzan, with Sophia Chung Fegan 4thed, Wiley, 2007.