Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
This course provides an overview of computer networking concepts. Course topics include (but are not limited to): protocol layer stack, circuit switching vs. packet switching, connectionless vs. connection-oriented services, routing, Ethernet, LAN topologies, transmission media. Optionally the course may provide hands-on projects. For example, students may be asked to install and configure a LAN, install and use Linux network applications, or write network programs. Pre-requisite: CS219. 3:0:3
I expect students to read the assigned material on the syllabus before each class. The lectures are meant to clarify and expand the material in the book. All assigned reading from the textbook is testable. Homework is used as a tool to help the student reinforce concepts. Homework will be assigned based on the students' need to better understand a concept or technique.
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Explain and apply basic computer networking concepts including (but not limited to):
· Circuit-switching vs. packet-switching
· Residential access networks - point to point, dialup modem, ISDN, ADSL, cable modem
· Physical media - twisted pair, coaxial cable, fiber optic cable, unguided media
· Protocol layer stack
· Client-server paradigm
· Calculating delay in packet-switched networks
2. Explain and apply several common application-layer applications in depth. For example, explain several of these applications in depth:
· DNS name server
· HTTP web server
· SMTP mail server
3. Explain and apply these transport-layer concepts:
· UDP protocol
· TCP protocol
· Reliable data transfer
· Flow control
· Congestion control
4. Explain and apply these network-layer concepts:
· IP protocol
· Routing algorithms - link state algorithm, distance vector algorithm
· IPv4 addressing.
5. Explain and apply these link-layer and local area network concepts:
· Network topologies - bus, star, ring
· Error detection and correction
· Token ring
· Hubs, switches, and bridges
6. Explain the programming techniques used for network applications.
Participation in class discussions, examinations, individual projects, and homework.
Participation in classroom discussion 15%
Paper or project 35%
Mid Term 20%
Final Examination 20%
Letter grades will be' assigned as follows:
90% - 100% A
80% - 89% B
70% - 79% C
60% - 69% D
0% - 59% F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All homework is due the next Monday class; the grade will be reduced one letter grade for every class meeting homework is late.
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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