Data Communications Fundamentals

Course Name: Data Communications Fundamentals


Course Description

This course enables that foundation, covering fundamental concepts beginning with an overview of the relationship between data communications and telecommunications, and introducing the notion of convergence. It then introduces the concepts of network models, protocols, layers, and protocol suites and suggests a five-layer model used in modern networks.


Delivery Mode and Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants are expected to have a good understanding of concepts as detailed below.


  • Telecomm, Datacomm & Convergence
  • Communications Models
  • OSI Layers


Course Prerequisite

Although this course requires no previous knowledge or understanding of related technologies & standards, a basic understanding of telecommunication concepts would be beneficial.


Delivery Media

  • Streaming audio and video presentation
  • Student quizzes


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