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Analog Transmission Systems

API (Application Programming Interface)

Application Layer

Asynchronous Communications




Bell Modem Standards

Best-Effort Delivery

BISYNC (Binary Synchronous Communications)

Bit-Oriented Protocol

Bridges and Bridging

Broadcast Domain

Broadcast Networking


Cable and Wiring


Carrier Signal



Circuit-Switching Services

Collisions and Collision Domains

Congestion Control Mechanisms

Connection Establishment

Connection-Oriented and Connectionless Services

Data Link Protocols

Data Transmissions

Datagram and Datagram Services

DCE (Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment)

Delay, Latency, and Jitter

Differentiated Services (Diff-Serv)

Distributed Applications

DTE (Data Terminal Equipment)

E Carriers

Edge Devices


End Systems and End-to-End Connectivity

Error Detection and Correction


Fast Ethernet

FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface)

Fiber-Optic Cable

Fibre Channel


Flow-Control Mechanisms


Fragmentation and Reassembly

Frame Relay

Framing in Data Transmissions

HDLC (High-level Data Link Control)


Integrated Services (Int-Serv)

Internet Protocol Suite



IP (Internet Protocol)

IPX/SPX (Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange)

ISO/IEC-11801 Cabling Standards

LAN (Local Area Network)

LAP (Link Access Procedure)

Leased Line

MAC (Media Access Control)


Modulation Techniques

Multiplexing and Multiplexers

NADH (North American Digital Hierarchy)

NAK (Negative Acknowledgment)

Network Architecture

Network Concepts

Network Design and Construction

Network Layer Protocols

NIC (Network Interface Card)


NPN (New Public Network)

Optical Networks

OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) Model

Packets and Packet-Switching Networks

Physical Layer

Point-to-Point Communications

PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol)

Premises Distribution System

Presentation Layer

Prioritization of Network Traffic

Protocols and Protocol Stacks

QoS (Quality of Service)


Reliable Data Delivery Services


Routing on the Internet


RPC (Remote Procedure Call)

RSVP (Resource Reservation Protocol)

Satellite Communication Systems

Serial Communication and Interfaces


Structured Cabling Standards

Switching and Switched Networks

Synchronous Communications

TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)

TDM Networks

Telecommunications and Telephone Systems


TIA/EIA Structured Cabling Standards

Traffic Management, Shaping, and Engineering

Transport Layer

Transport Protocols and Services

VLAN (Virtual LAN)

WAN (Wide Area Network)

Wireless Communications

Web Links
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Data communications course by Brian Brown

Dwight Baker's tutorials links list (click Computers)

Data communication course at University of Aberdeen

Data communication topics at Optimized Engineering

RAD data communication topics

3Com networking resources page

IBM Redbooks

Network tutorials

Cisco documentation related to internetworking

Web ProForum Data Communications and Telecommunication Tutorial

Data communication links at ITPRC

Introduction to serial communication

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