FIT5173 - Digital communications technology and protocols
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology
Leader(s): Andrew Paplinski
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
The first component of this unit looks at digital communication technologies such as: local area networks; metropolitan area networks; satellite networks; ISDN; modem techniques; digital networks.
The second component covers protocols including: the structure, coordination and management of the Internet; Internet standards development process; Internet link layer protocols; IP (V4 and V6) and ICMP protocols; TCP and UDP; the Internet addressing structure, including domain naming and the DNS/LDAP systems and protocols; bridging systems and spanning-tree protocols; Internet packet routing techniques and protocols; mobile IP; Real Time Protocols; the major common applications.
At the completion of this unit students will:
- understand the general architecture of the Internet, the interworking of the key protocols, and the underlying services required for the operation of the network;
- understand the standards development process for protocols and applications operating in the Internet;
- have knowledge of the characteristics of the key protocols in the Internet, and the roles they play;
- understand the key quality of service issues applying to the Internet;
- knowledge of local area network design and implementation techniques.
Assignments: 40%; Exam (3 hours): 60%
2 hours of lectures/week, 2 hours of tutorials/week