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    Course Name & Number:
    Business Telecommunications & Networks (ELEC452)
    Instructor:
    Dr. Eesa Mohammed Abdulrazzaq Bastaki
    Office:
    EE Dept/ Jimi Campus, Tel- 7051582,
    Email- eesa@uaeu.ac.ae,
    Homepage:http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/~eesa/
    Textbook:
    • Comer, Douglas E., Computer Networks and Internets, Second Edition, Prentice-Hall International,Inc., N.J. (1999).
    • Handouts

    Grading:
    1. Quizzes10%
    2. Homeworks, Short Papers and Term Project25%
    3. Midterm Exam25%
    4. Final Exam40%
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    Total100%

    Objective:
    To introduce to the students the concept of Communications Technology, LAN and WAN basics, networking and protocols, Ethernet, ATM, Packet Switching, internetworking, TCP/IP architecture and Internet applications.



    Prerequisites:Applications of Information Technology in Business (ELEC251)

    Course Outline:
    1. Introduction
      1. Transmission Media
      2. Asynchronous Communications
      3. Long Distance Communications
    2. Local Area Networks
      1. Packets and Frames
      2. LAN Technologies
      3. Hardware Addressing
      4. Protocols and Layering
    3. Internetworking
      1. Introduction
      2. Ethernet Frames
      3. Internet Addresses
      4. Domain Name System
      5. TCP/UDP
      6. Client-Server Applications
      7. Sockets
    4. LAN and WAN
      1. Introduction
      2. Fiber, Repeaters, Bridges..
      3. WAN Technologies
      4. IP Datagrams
      5. IPv6
      6. Internet Applications
      7. Network Security and Management


    References:
    1. Haykin, Simon, Communication Systems, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, N.Y. (1994).
    2. Halsal, Fred, Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems, Fourth Edition, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. (1996).
    3. Editors of LAN Magazine, LAN Tutorial, Second Edition, Miller Freeman Inc., San Francisco (1992).
    4. Handouts
    5. Internet Downloading Handouts

    Business Telecommunications & Networks

    Course Schedule

    Week
    No
    Dates Coverage of
    Course Contents
    Problem Sessions,
    Labs, Homeworks,
    and Exams
    1 Feb. 9 - 13 Introduction Review
    2 Feb. 16 - 20 Transmission Media Internet Lab
    Introduction to HTML
    3 Feb. 23 - 27 Long Distance
    Communications
    Internet Lab
    Elements, Tags & Attributes
    4 Mar. 2 - 6 LAN Technologies Internet Lab
    Lists, Addresses, Horizontal Rules
    5 Mar. 9 - 13 LAN Wiring
    Physical Topolgy
    Internet Lab
    Anchors & Links
    6 Mar. 16 - 20 Repeaters, Bridges,
    and Switches
    Exam #1
    7 Mar. 23 - 27 WAN Technologies Internet Lab
    Images, Background Graphics,
    Background Colors
    8 Mar. 30 - Apr. 3 Protocols and Layering Discussion
    9 Apr. 6 - 10 Internetworking Midterm Exam
    10 Apr. 13 - 17 Internet Protocol (IP) Internet Lab
    Tables & Maps
    11 Apr. 20 - 24 IPv6, Future IP Internet Lab
    Frames
    12 Apr. 27 - May 1 Network Applications Internet Lab
    Forms
    13 May 4 - 8 Domain Name System Exam #2
    14 May 11 - 15 Network Security Internet Lab
    Javascript
    15 May 18 - 22 Network Management Internet Lab
    Javascript
    16 May 25 - 29 Review Discussion

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