Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Data Communication is introductory unit to major in Networking at ANU, it gives you the fundamentals of a networking career, the history, the basic tools, why would one want to become a network engineer, its importance, if you master this course, networking courser will be an easy thing to focus on
This course introduces the basic concepts of data processing and transmission. The course starts by introducing the basic principles of electromagnetic spectrum and the propagation of radio/electrical waves. It indentifies different types of signals/switching techniques and analyses the modulation/multiplexing schemes for data transmission. It discuses data and signal processing techniques for the purpose of preserving bandwidth and error correction. Techniques for analog and digital conversion are discussed and used to build higher hierarchy signal systems. Performance considerations in terms of signal to noise (S/N) ratio and Bit error rate (BER) are analyzed. It concludes by introducing the ISO/OSI computer communication model. here are the course learning outcomes: Understand concepts and terminology of Data Communication 1 Understand the Electromagnetic spectrum and application in radio wave propagation 2 Identify different modes of propagation of Radio waves 3 Classify transmission media (Channel) 4 Discuss data encoding schemes/communication switching methods 5 Understand Information theory and information coding 6 Apply information modeling techniques on data 7 Understand digital to analog conversion techniques and digital hierarchy 8 Evaluate communication system performance (S/N, BER) 9 Introduce computer networking standards and the ISO/OSI model
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to focus and to be ready to dedicate there time, most in doing research and practice, technology is changing constantly and some old technologies are no longer in use, spending time to learn current trends and technologies will you help you master this course and be to date