Three 50 minutes lectures, One 180 minutes lab per week(3-3-4)
Designation: Required Course
Course Level: Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s) by Topic:
- Algorithms and Problem-Solving
- Fundamental Computing Algorithms
- Multithreading Programming
- Abstraction Mechanisms
- Object-Oriented Programming Paradigm
- Using APIs
- Note: This course cannot be taken for credit with COE 344.
This course provides a comprehensive and current introduction to computer networks with focus on the functions performed at each layer of the network architecture and common layer protocol standards.
Note: This course cannot be taken for credit with COE 344.
Data Communications and Networking, 4/e. Behrouz A. Forouzan, McGraw-Hill Higher Education 2007, ISBN-13: 978-007-125442-7.
Lab Manual. Available through WebCT.
Reference(s) and Other Material:
Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach Featuring the Internet, 4/e, J. Kurose & Keith Ross, Addison Wesley, 2008.
Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, 3/e, Larry L. Peterson, Bruce S. Davie, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2003.
- After completion of this course, the student shall be able to:
- Identify various network services, characteristics, elements, standards and technologies.
- Describe the layered architecture of computer networks and the operation of main protocols in the TCP/IP model.
- Identify, compare and contrast different techniques and design issues of core functions such as addressing, routing, internetworking, switching, multiplexing, error and flow control, medium access and coding.
- Implement simple client-server applications using socket programming.
- Effectively use commonly used network-related commands, monitoring tools, traffic analyzers and network simulators.
- Demonstrate the ability to setup a small network and properly configure network components including switches, routers and services (such as RAS, FTP, DNS, Web, DHCP, POP3).
- Explain potential threats to network resources and various security mechanisms.
- Introduction to computer networks and layered architectures, connectivity, topology, circuit and packet switching
- TCP/IP and ISO models
- Application layer: C/S model, DNS, SMTP, FTP, WWW,
- Socket programming and network security;
- Transport layer: TCP and UDP, congestion control;
- Network layer: internetworking, addressing and routing algorithms and protocols
- Data link layer: framing, flow and error control protocols, PPP, MAC and LANs;
- Physical layer: principles of data communications, circuit switching, coding, multiplexing and transmission media.