Quadrimestre 2 -
General course description
Study of various types of networks: TCP/IP, telephone, X25, RNIS, Frame Relay, wide-band RNIS, Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, ATM, semaphore networks, wireless networks, value-added networks and the associated protocols.
Learning basic skills
The Introduction to networks and telecommunications course (first year).
- To gain a better understanding of the concepts of network architecture and the related terminology
- To gain an insight into the role and objective of each layer and component of a network
- To understand the developments of networks
- To be able to analyse the need for coherence between the data flows of various software applications and the network
- To be able to locate a layer when talking about a given protocol
- To have an understanding of the specificities of each type of network.
- Architecture of networks: typology, topology, layers of an application
- Principle of a layered models: revision
- Why should there be standards, protocols, interfaces?
- OSI model: revision
- TCP/IP model
- LAN networks: ETHERNET? Token Ring, FDDI
- WAN networks with circuit, package and cell commutation
- RNIS networks: wide-band RNIS, SDH, PDH
- Wireless networks: IEEE 802.11, HiperLan, GSM, GPRS, DECT, UMTS, TETRA, RAM Mobile, satellite networks, VPN and WPN networks, RVA, EDI, etc.
- Study of associated protocols: IP, RIP, TP0-4, TCP, UDP, PPP, SLIP, EDI, IP, RARP, ARP, TELNET, FTP, SMTP, SNMP, DSN, NFS, HDLC, LAPB, LAPD, HTTP,...
- Presentation of standard applications (TELNET, FTP, WWW, MHS, Electronic Messaging, X400, SMTP, X500, etc.)
- Architecture of multimedia networks and implications for current networks.
- ESI course book
- Claude Servin, Télécoms, de la transmission à l'architecture de réseaux, Masson
- Andrew Tanenbaum, Réseaux, Pearson Education (4ème édition, 2003)