Digital Communications II

University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

Principal lecturer: Prof Ian Leslie (
Taken by: Part II

Digital Communication II

Lecturer: Professor I.M. Leslie and others (

No. of lectures: 12

Prerequisite course: Digital Communication I

This course is a prerequisite for Security (Part II).


This course aims to provide a detailed understanding of how (wide area) computer networks operate, and to present the issues which are involved in building such systems. It also hopes to cover a selection of topics which relate to recent trends in digital communications systems.



At the end of the course students should be able to

Recommended books

Comer, D. & Stevens, D. (1995). Internetworking with TCP-IP, vol. 1 and 2. Prentice-Hall (3rd ed.).
Halsall, F. (1992). Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems. Addison-Wesley (3rd ed.).
Schwartz, M. (1987). Telecommunication Networks: Protocols, Modeling and Analysis. Addison-Wesley.

Useful Links

The past exam questions are also on line.


Updated Mon Nov 8 16:13:56 GMT 1999