Introduction: Data Communication Components, Line Configuration, Topologies, Transmission Mode, Categories of Networks, ISO Reference Model–Layered Architecture, Functions of Layers, TCP/IP Reference Model.
Transmission Media: Guided Media–Twisted Pair Cable, Coaxial Cable, Optical Fiber, Unguided Media– Satellite Communication, and Cellular Telephony.
Multiplexing: Frequency–Division Multiplexing, Time–Division Multiplexing.


Data Link Layer: Error Detection–VRC, LRC, CRC, Checksum, Error Correction–Hamming Code, Burst Error Correction, Line Discipline–ENQ/ACK, Poll/Select, Flow Control–Stop-and-Wait, Sliding Window, Error Control–Stop-and-Wait ARQ, Sliding Window ARQ Go-Back-n ARQ, Selective-Reject ARQ.
Local Area Networks: Introduction to IEEE 802, Ethernet-CSMA/CD, Implementation, Token Ring,-Token Passing, Implementation.
Switching: Circuit Switching, Packet Switching, Message Switching.



Networking and Internetworking Devices: Repeaters, Bridges, Routers, Gateways, routers, Switches, Distance Vector Routing Algorithm, Link State Routing Algorithm.
Transport Layer: Duties of Transport Layer, Connection.
Upper OSI Layers; Session Layer, Presentation Layer, Application Layer

Text References :-

1.     Behrouz A. Forouzan, Data Communication and Networking (2e Update)

2.     S.S. Shinde, Computer Networks

3.     William Stallings, Data and Computer Communications

4.     Andrew S. Tanenbaum, David J Wetherall, Computer Networks

5.     Behrouz A Forouzan, Firouz Mosharraf, Computer Networks A Top-Down Approach

6.     James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet

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