Networking is basically communication or an interconnection of computers and other devices including client computers, servers and, network devices, such as hubs, switches, routers, and firewall. Participants will also learn about network components, network topologies, transmission media and TCP/IP protocol suite.
Networks include the following components:
Network Operating System: It is software that allows communicating and sharing of data and network resources.
Network interface card or (N I C): It referred to as adapters, as in “Ethernet adapter card” or “Token Ring adapter card.” It is also responsible for packaging data for transmission, and for controlling access to the network cable.
Transmission media: It is a pathway that carries the information from sender to receiver. A transmission medium may be any physical or nonphysical material substance, such as solid, liquid, or gas that can propagate energy waves.
Network devices: Hub, bridge, switch and router are the devices used in the network.
The above-mentioned components are very well covered in the learning material.
Network is formed using certain topology like bus, star and ring. The topology of a network refers to the configuration of cables, computers, and other peripherals. The configurations are formed by the connections between devices on a LAN or between two or more LANs.
The Open Systems Interconnection or (OSI) model is a theoretical framework for understanding and explaining networking protocols. The purpose of the OSI model is to open communication between different systems without any changes to the logic of the underlying hardware and software. All OSI Layers are independent from each other, which makes introducing changes easier as no other layers are effected. The OSI model has been discussed giving good understanding of the different layers and their functionalities in detail.
The course completes with the wireless access basic concepts related to frequency and spectrum.
Basic understanding of the Telecom Networks.
Engineering students or people with some technical background in telecom
- Understand the evolution of PSTN network.
- Get familiar with network architecture – Fixed and Wireless, including
- Explain the OSI Layer Stack, including:
- Data networking basics
- Network topologies
- OSI layers
- TCP or IP
- Understand frequency and spectrum Concepts
- Architecture of wireless and wireline networks
- Network components
- Network topologies
- OSI Model
- Basic concepts on frequency and spectrum