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Protocols in multi-service networks
Protocols in multi-service networks

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • evaluate technical descriptions of communication protocols and demonstrate an understanding of their operation

  • describe the characteristics of circuit-switched and packet-switched networks, and of connectionless and connection-oriented modes in packet-switched networks

  • describe the role played by primitives in the OSI reference model

  • explain how ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ communication takes place in the OSI reference model

  • describe the main functions of the principal protocols in the TCP/IP architecture.