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This course aims to introduce you to the fundamentals of data and computer communications. You will learn how and why the tasks of sharing information between computing devices is organised into layers, and then for each layer learn the basic techniques used for data communication. Examples using present day technologies, especially Interent-related, will be given. This course gives broad coverage of data communications: more specific coverage of technologies is given in subseuqent courses (e.g. ITS325, ITS413).
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