||Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)
||Data Communications and Networks (Year 2, Term 2)
||8 Weeks, Term II, February-May 2003 (see calendar)
|Times and Locations
- Wednesdays, practical, B.Sc. computer laboratory, 12 noon-1 pm
- Wednesdays, 4 pm-5 pm, Fridays, 11 am-12 noon, theory, lecture hall
Mr. G. Vogl, 077-606404, gvogl
- To understand data communication technologies including the telephone system, modems,
wireless and satellite communications
- To understand networking concepts, including network types, hardware, system and
application software, WAN and LAN configurations, protocols, the OSI model, TCP/IP,
the Internet, and network performance, security and maintenance
- To understand algorithms and techniques for data transmission, including error correction,
switching and packets, end-to-end protocols, routing
- To compare the features of real-world networking operating systems such as Windows
9x/NT, UNIX/Linux and Novell Netware
- To use, install, configure, diagnose, repair and maintain local area networks and
- To use the Internet for accessing information, publishing and other communication
Also see the detailed list of learning objectives.
- Wednesday 4-5 pm and Friday 11 am-12 noon will be theory sessions in the lecture
hall. Activities will include lectures, presentations, demonstrations,
group discussions and case studies.
- Wednesday 12 noon-1 pm will be practical sessions in the computer lab. Students
will follow step-by-step instructions and complete lab exercises and projects.
||The lecturer will provide a list of relevant reference books
which are currently available (e.g. in the University library, for sale in Kampala,
||Documents and other files will be made available on the
network for reading on the computers, saving to disk, and printing.
||See the instructor's course policies.
||Attendance and participation in discussion and labs