Course SpecificationsCourse number: 085976
Course length: 1.0 day(s)
Data communication forms an important part of telecommunications. Over the years, the telecommunications industry has witnessed
tremendous growth in its coverage area and quality of service due to the advent of new technologies. There are numerous devices,
networks, and systems that constitute the working of a data communication model. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals
of data communication.
Course Objective: You will learn the fundamentals of data communication.
Target Student: This course is for beginners, IT managers, or other professionals, who want to know the basics of data communication networks.
Specifically, it is intended for those preparing for entry-level jobs in the telecommunications field but do not have prior
academic background or technical work experience. The basic information presented in this course will enable students to pursue
further specialized training in specific technology areas.
Prerequisites: Students should have taken the Introduction to Telecommunication course from Element K or have equivalent knowledge.
Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
You will need a computer for the instructor. Computers are not mandatory for the students, but will be helpful for them to
have access to the Internet while discussing specific points. The following hardware requirements are the minimum suggested
for this course:
- Intel® Pentium® IV processor
- 256 MB of RAM
- 4 GB of hard disk space
- CD-ROM or DVD drive
- VGA or higher video
- Keyboard and mouse
- Display system to project the instructor’s computer screen
- Internet access
- This course does not require any specific software to be used in a classroom setup.
Performance-Based ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- explore the basics of data communication.
- explore the different models of data communication.
- examine the different data transmission techniques.
- explore the different types of network topologies.
- examine the classification of networks based on their coverage area.
- explore the network media used in data communication.
- explore the different devices used in a network and their use.
- Lesson 1: Basics of Data Communication
- Topic 1A: Overview of Data Communication
- Topic 1B: Representation of Data
- Lesson 2: Data Communication Models
- Topic 2A: The OSI Model of Data Communication
- Topic 2B: The TCP/IP Model of Data Communication
- Lesson 3: Basic Techniques of Data Communication
- Topic 3A: Data Transmission Modes
- Topic 3B: Analog Modulation
- Topic 3C: Digital Modulation
- Topic 3D: Multiplexing Techniques
- Topic 3E: Switching Techniques
- Lesson 4: Network Topologies
- Topic 4A: Bus Topology
- Topic 4B: Ring Topology
- Topic 4C: Star Topology
- Topic 4D: Mesh Topologies
- Topic 4E: Tree Topology
- Topic 4F: Hybrid Network Topologies
- Lesson 5: Types of Networks
- Topic 5A: Local Area Networks
- Topic 5B: Metropolitan Area Networks
- Topic 5C: Wide Area Networks
- Lesson 6: Network Media Used in Data Communication
- Topic 6A: Twisted Pair Cables
- Topic 6B: Coaxial Cables
- Topic 6C: Fiber Optic Cables
- Topic 6D: Fiber Optic Data Communication
- Topic 6E: Media Used in Submarine Networks
- Lesson 7: Devices Used on a Network
- Topic 7A: Network Interface Cards
- Topic 7B: Modems
- Topic 7C: Network Hubs
- Topic 7D: Switches
- Topic 7E: Routers
- Topic 7F: Gateways
- Topic 7G: Repeaters