Protocols in multi-service networks
IT, Technology and Software
No. of Attendant
Acquired Skills/Covered Subjects
- evaluate technical descriptions of communication protocols and demonstrate an understanding of their operation,describe the characteristics of circuit-switched and packet-switched networks, and of connectionless and connection-oriented modes in packet-switched networks,describe the role played by primitives in the OSI reference model
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The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its existence on communications networks. This free course, Protocols in multi-service networks, examines these networks as the means of interconnecting devices so that two-way communication is possible. Examining protocols like HTTP, TCP/IP and ATM as well as the OSI reference model, it provides an overview of the topic for learners who have significant prior knowledge of the subject.