Overview of OSI and TCP/IP models, The internet and modern network architecture, Physical layer Circuit switching and packet switching networks, LAN topologies, Data link layer issues which includes Ethernet standards, collision detection (ALOHA, CSMA/CD), MAC addressing, NAT/PAT, Error and flow control. HDLC and Point-to-point protocol, Multiplexing and multiple access techniques (FDM, TDM, CDMA, OFDM), The internet protocol (IP), IP sub-netting and addressing, Routing protocols (RIP, IGRP, STP, OSPF), QoS and multicast addressing protocols, Comparison between IPv4 and Ipv6.

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