Test 1 Study Guide

CSC3013 Computer Networks and Telecommunications

Fall 2012

Chapter 1 - Introduction

  1. Brief History of the Internet
  2. Components of a Local Area Network, Internet
  3. Intranet vs. Extranet
  4. Network Standards
  5. Multi-layer Network Models: OSI, Internet
  6. Function of Application, Transport, Network, Data Link and Physical Layers
  7. Presentation Layer

Chapter 2 - Application layer

  1. Application Architectures
    • Host based
    • client based
    • Client server
    • Peer-to-peer
  2. Common Application layer software/protocols
  3. Client and Server examples
  4. Types of application Architecture, with respect to Client and Server
  5. Host based services
  6. Middleware
  7. Multi-tier Architectures
  8. Thin and Thick clients
  9. Word Wide Web operational model
  10. HTTP purpose and organization
  11. HTML purpose
  12. E-mail, SMTP, POP, IMAP, Mime, Email Architectures
  13. FTP, Telnet, IM purpose and basic operation
  14. Video streaming, challenges
  15. Webcasting

Chapter 3 - Physical Layer

  1. Analog and Digital data, transmission forms, examples of each
  2. Circuits:
    • point-to-point
    • Multipoint
    • Configuration
    • Data Flow methods,
    • Multiplexing (FDM, TDM, STDM, Inverse Mux, WDM)
    • DSL
  3. Communication Media:
    • Guided and wireless media, media selection
    • Twisted pairs, Coaxial
    • Fiber-Optic, types
    • advantages and disad
    • Radio, Satelite, mircowave
    • Avantages of each
    • Selection factors
  4. Digital Transmission of Digital Data:
    • Coding, Transmission Modes (serial, parallel), Ethernet
    • Encoding: Unipolar, Bipolar, Manchester
  5. Analog Transmission of Digital Data (D to A):
    • Modulation, Circuit Capacity, Modems
    • Wave lengths, Frequency, AM, FM, PM
    • Symbols, Multiple bits per Symbol, Baud and bit rate
  6. Bandwidth, Data Capacity
  7. Data Compression
  8. Digital Transmission of Analog Data (A to D):
    PAM, sampling, quantizing errors
    Combined Modulation techniques
    PCM, ADPCM
  9. VOIP

Chapter 4 - Datalink Layer

  1. Media access control
    • Contention
    • Controlled access
    • Performance comparison
  2. Error control
    • Sources
    • Prevention
    • Detection
    • Correction
    • retransmission *
Topic revision: r1 - 2012-10-11 - JimSkon
 
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