CPS 472/572 Computer Networking
This course will teach the fundamentals of data networking.
This is a senior/graduate level course that is part of a two class
series in computer communications.
The first course, CPS 470/570 Data Communications,
introduces the problems and solution techniques of the communications field.
It focuses primarily on the ``lower-layer''
protocols: physical, data-link, and network.
The second course, CPS 472/572 Computer Networking, focuses on the
``upper-layer'' protocols starting with routing in the network
layer and covering transport and application protocols.
Dr. Russell J Clark
- Week 1 : Halsall 7.5 - 7.7
- Week 2 : Halsall 9.1 - 9.4
- Week 3 : Halsall 9.5 - 9.6
- Week 4 : Halsall 9.7 - 9.8
- Week 5 : Exam 1
- Week 6 : Halsall 11.1; Comer Chs. 4 & 5
- Week 7 : Halsall 11.2
- Week 8 : Comer Chs. 10,11 & 12;
- Week 9 : Halsall 14.1
- Week 10 : Exam 2
- Week 11 : Halsall 13.1
- Week 12 : None
- Week 13 : Comer Chapter 20
- Week 14 : Comer Chapter 21, 22
CPS 470 Data Communications.
Also, a fair amount of programming using C on a UNIX system
will be required for homework projects.
Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems 4th Edition,
Douglas E. Comer and David L. Stevens,
"Internetworking with TCP/IP: Volume 3 (BSD Socket Version)"
My primary objectives for the students in this class are:
To learn the terminology of networking/communications.
To understand the fundamental problems and solution techniques that
arise in the network and transport layers as well as the
management of networks and network applications.
To understand the details of some specific protocols.
This includes identfying which fundamental solutions techniques are
incorporated into these protocols.
To evaluate different protocol solutions using performance evaluation
Grades will be computed on a 90-80-70-60 scale.
The weights assigned to various items are:
Programs/Homework: 100 points
2 Exams: 200 points
Final Exam: 100 points
- Overview, terminology, standards
- Bridging Protocols: Transparent Bridging, Spanning-Tree
- Network Layer Protocols
- Routing Protocols: Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast
- Transport Layer Protocols
- Presentation Layer Services
- Network Services: Directory Services, distributed file services
- Network Application design: Client/Server, Remote Procedure Calls
- Network Management
- Multimedia Networking
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