Dr. Ron Vetter
The instructor is available by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by telephone (910-538-3523), during office hours (TR 1:00-2:00pm CIS 2033), and by appointment.
Textbook - Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, Kurose and Ross, ISBN 0-13-359414-9, 7th Edition, Pearson, 2017.
Computing Conversations - Video Series on YouTube of computing pioneers.
The theory and application of inter-computer communications. Local-area and wide-area networks; data transmission and error correction; OSI and TCP/IP layering protocols; Ethernet, token ring, token bus, and other network technologies; network topologies; the client-server model; bridges and multi-protocol routers; the Internet. Applications include electronic funds transfer and distributed databases.
There will be several homework assignments. All homework must be YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL WORK. Misuse of the computer system (including use of another person's account) is illegal, unethical, and will not be tolerated. Each assignment will have a "due date" and those turned in after the due date will not be accepted (unless excused for reasons beyond the control of the student).
You will have two in-class tests. In general, no make up tests will be given; if you miss a test and have a PREARRANGED reason, you may make it up. Final grades will be based on the +/- grading system.
You are expected to attend all lectures. Absence does not relieve you from meeting all course requirements. You are responsible for all reading, assignments, and exams. Keep up with the day-to-day reading requirements of the class.
Exams will be drawn from lectures, readings, and assignments.
The weekly schedule for this course is as follows:
|Week 1 (1/15, 1/17)||Computer Networks and the Internet||Chapter 1 (.pdf)|
|Week 2 (1/22, 1/24)||The Application Layer||Chapter 2 (.pdf)|
|Week 3 (1/29, 1/31)||The Application Layer, con't||Chapter 2|
|Week 4 (2/5, 2/7)||The Transport Layer||Chapter 3 (.pdf)|
|Week 5 (2/12)||The Transport Layer, con't||Chapter 3|
|Week 5 (2/14)||Exam 1||Exam Topics: Chapter 1, 2, and 3|
|Week 6 (2/19, 2/21)||The Transport Layer, con't||Chapter 3 and Animations for GO-BACK-N and SELECTIVE REPEAT|
|Week 7 (2/26, 2/28)||The Network Layer: Data Plane||Chapter 4 (.pdf)|
|Week 8 (3/5, 3/7)||The Network Layer: Control Plane||Chapter 5 (.pdf)|
|Week 9 (3/12, 3/14)||Spring Break|
|Week 10 (3/19, 3/21)||The Network Layer: Control Plane, con't||Chapter 5|
|Week 11 (3/26, 3/28)||The The Link Layer and LANs||Chapter 6 (.pdf)|
|Week 12 (4/2, 4/4)||The The Link Layer and LANs, con't||Chapter 6|
|Week 13 (4/9)||Exam 2||Topics: Chapter 4, 5, and 6|
|Week 13 (4/11)||Wireless and Mobile Networks||Chapter 7 (.pdf)|
|Week 14 (4/16)||Wireless and Mobile Networks, con't||Chapter 7|
|Week 14 (4/18)||Easter Break|
|Week 15 (4/23, 4/25)||Security in Computer Networks||Chapter 8 (.pdf)|
|Week 16 (4/30)||Security in Computer Networks, con't||Chapter 8|
|Week 16 (5/2)||Reading Day|
|Finals Week||Research Paper Due: 8-11am on Tuesday, May 7th||Guidelines for Research Paper|
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