Three 50 minutes lectures per week (3-0-3)
Designation: Elective Course
Course Level: Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s) by Topic:
- Basic knowledge on networking
- Fundamental data structures
Various advanced topics on LANs and internetworking technologies will be addressed. Topics include: Performance measures and evaluation techniques; Advanced network architectures and differentiated services in IP networks; Switched, Fast and Gigabit Ethernet; VLANs; Wireless LANs; ISDN and ATM; Frame Relay; Mobile computing and mobile IP; VPN and Enterprise networks; Emerging network trends and technologies.
No official textbook but several handouts will be posted on WebCT
Reference(s) and Other Material:
- Data Communications and Networking, Behrouz A. Forouzan, McGraw-Hill, 2007.
- High-Speed Networks and Internets, 2/e, William Stallings, Prentice Hall, 2002.
- Data and Computer Communications, 6/e, William Stallings, Prentice Hall, 2000.
After completion of this course, the student shall be able to:
- Describe the protocol layers and operation of current and emerging LAN and WAN technologies
- Characterize different architectures for providing QoS over the Internet
- Define the characteristics of different network technologies
- Discuss design issues and trade-offs inherent in different network technologies
- Compare, contrast and select appropriate network technologies and protocols that meet certain design goals
- Communicate technical knowledge proficiently
- Overview of computer networks and protocols
- Circuit-switched networks, ADSL, ISDN
- Packet-switched networks, Frame Relay, ATM, MPLS, Performance Evaluation
- Ethernet: Switched, Fast, Gigabit, 10 Gigabit
- VoIP, ATM vs. Ethernet
- VPN, Diffserv
- WLAN, WiFi, WiMax
- Mobile IP
- NGN, Case Studies: Deployment of VoIP