BSc Computer Engineering Technology

Sir Syed University of Engineering
and Technology

Network Technologies

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Credit Hours:
2+1 (2+3)

Basics of Data Communication, Types of Computer Networks, Network Topologies, International standards, OSI model, TCP/IP Protocol Suit, Fundamentals of Analog and Digital Signals, Signal conversions, Transmission Impairments, Line Coding, Multiplexing and its types, Transmission Media, Switching, Error Detection and Correction, Flow and Error Control, Data Link Layer Protocols, Ethernet Protocols and evolution, Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Wireless LANs, Connecting Devices, Vlans, and related fundamental concepts of Physical and Data Link Layer. Describe other pieces of hardware and software which make networks more efficient, faster, more secure, easier to use, able to transmit several simultaneous messages, and able to interconnect with other networks. Understand the basic technical concepts of Computer Networks. Be familiar with the various types of network configurations. Understand how to design networks by using manual or hand calculations. Define the differences between protocols, software, and network architecture. Define the concept of local area networks and describe their use. Describe how a local area network is installed, its typologies and protocols. Understand why networks need security and control, what errors might occur, and how to control network errors.

Study of different types of Network cables and practically implement the cross-wired cable and straight through cable using clamping tool, Study of Network Devices in Detail. Study of network IP, Connect the computers in Local Area Network, Study of basic network command and Network configuration commands, Performing an Initial Switch Configuration Performing an Initial Router Configuration Configuring and Troubleshooting a Switched Network, Connecting a Switch, Configuring WEP on a Wireless Router, Using the Cisco IOS Show Commands, Examining WAN Connections, Interpreting Ping and Traceroute Output, Demonstrating Distribution Layer Functions, Placing ACLs, Exploring Different LAN Switch Options, Implementing an IP Addressing Scheme, Examining Network Address Translation (NAT), Observing Static and Dynamic Routing, Configuring Ethernet and Serial Interfaces, Configuring a Default Route, Configuring Static and Default Routes, Configuring RIP, Planning Network-based Firewalls, Configuring a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server


  1. Emerging Wireless Communication and Network Technologies: Principle, Paradigm and Performance by Karm Veer Arya (2019) ISBN-13: 978-9811344053 or latest edition.
  2. Multimedia Networking Technologies, Protocols, & Architectures (Artech House Communications and Network Engineering) by Iván Vidal (2019) ISBN-13 : 978-1630813789 or latest edition.
  3. Computer Networking Problems and Solutions: An innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks 1st Edition by Russ White (2017) ISBN-13: 978-1587145049.
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