Data Communication and Computer Networks – Practical – KASNEB Syllabus

PAPER NO. 12  DATA COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER NETWORKS – PRACTICAL

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

This paper is intended to equip the candidate with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to set up, configure and maintain computer networks.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

  • Use data communication and computer networking devices
  • Setup, configure and test a LAN
  • Implement security and audit policies in a networking environment
  • Backup and restore network data
  • Set up and test routers
  • Configure and test various protocols in a computer network
  • Monitor and troubleshoot a network
  • Design internet of things (IoT) – based applications

CONTENT

Data communication concepts

  • Overview of data communication concepts
  • Data terminology
  • Data transmission technologies
  • OSI (open system interconnection) models and layer protocols
  • TCI/IP model and layer protocols
  • Types of networks
  • Network topologies
  • Roles of network personnel

Networking components

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Bounded media
  • Server/clients
  • Wireless media

Data signal analysis

  • Overview of data signal analysis
  • Analogue and digital signals
  • Modulation and demodulation
  • Transmission modes
  • Data and line encoding
  • Viewing data signal characteristics using oscilloscope, spectrum analyser and level tracers
  • Sampling ASCII and EBCDIC coding techniques using binary and hexadecimal mathematics
  • Nyquist Shannon theory

Routing and switching

  • Overview of switching and routing
  • Types of switches
  • Switching techniques
  • Router components
  • Router interfaces and protocols
  • IPv4 and IPv6 configuration

Setting up a LAN

  • Setting up Wireless LAN
  • Connecting to WLAN
  • Preparation of networking cables
  • Testing connectivity
  • Connecting LAN to the Internet
  • Configuring TCP/IP and other protocols
  • Setting up static and dynamic addressing
  • Testing TCP/IP and other protocols configurations
  • Configuring a domain name service (DNS)
  • Domain controllers setup

Administering user accounts

  • Local user accounts
  • Domain user accounts
  • Built in user accounts

Configuring network printers and other resources

  • Adding and sharing a local printer
  • Adding and sharing a network printer
  • Downloading printer drivers
  • Setting up a printer pool
  • Setting up priorities between printers
  • Administering network printers
  • Managing other network resources; Files, Ports, Drives

Implementing security and audit policies

  • Setting up security controls
  • Configuring password policy
  • Configuring account lock out policy
  • Planning for audit policy
  • Using audit policy
  • Using event viewer
  • Auditing access to files and folders
  • Auditing access to printers and other network resources

Data backup and restoration

  • Planning backup
  • Backing up data
  • Restoring data

Monitoring network resources

  • Monitoring access to network resources
  • Monitoring communication among network devices
  • Monitoring utilisation of network resources
  • Monitoring network users

Network troubleshooting

  • Identifying network faults
  • Physical methods of troubleshooting
  • Using software tools to troubleshoot
  • Fixing network faults
  • Protocols and utilities commands

Internet of things (IoT)

  • Overview of IoT
  • Elements of IoT
  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
  • Sensor network
  • Localization of IoT
  • Big data
  • Cloud computing
  • Business ecosystem, scenarios and model
  • IoT application areas and solutions

Emerging issues and trends



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