Designation: Required Course
Course Level: Graduate
Prerequisite(s) by Topic:
Prerequisite: (COE 540 and (ICS 353 or Equivalent)) or Consent of Instructor.
Types of computer networks: LANs, VLANs, and WANs. Routing algorithms and routing protocols. The network development life cycle. Network analysis and design
methodology. Network design issues: Manageability; Node placement and sizing; Link topology and sizing; Routing; Reliability. Data in support of network design.
Structured enterprise network design. Hierarchical tree network design: Terminal assignment; Concentrator location. Mesh topology optimization. Traffic flow analysis.
Analysis of loss and delay in networks. Network reliability issues.