CNT 3004: Computer Network
Instructor: Dr. Cliff Zou (HEC 335), 407-823-5015, firstname.lastname@example.org
MoWe 1:30PM - 2:45PM,
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Catalog Course Description
Network media, protocol, current and evolving standards for local, metropolitan, wide are and wireless networks.
The objectives of this course are to introduce the fundamental concepts, structure and components of computer networking, to overview selected protocols associated with the Application, Transport, Network, Link, and Physical Layers of the OSI Reference Model and to show how these protocols are organized to produce computer networks.
Coursework approximate %
1. Quizzes and/or written assignments (30%)
2. Exam 1 (20%)
3. Exam 2 (20%)
4. Final Exam (30%): Final Exam is comprehensive
The final grade will use +/- policy, i.e., you may get A, A-, B+, B, B- … grade.
· Textbook: B. A. Forouzan, Data Communications and Networking, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007.· Class Notes: Class notes (in PowerPoint slides) will be posted on the class Web site before each class.
Chapters in the textbook covered in CNT 3004
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Network Models
Chapter 3 Data and Signals
Chapter 7 Transmission Media
Chapter 9 Using Telephone and Cable Networks for Data Transmission
Chapter 10 Error Detection and Correction
Chapter 11 Data Link Control
Chapter 14 Wireless LANs
Chapter 15 Connecting LANs, Backbone Networks, and Virtual LANs
Chapter 19 Network Layer Addressing (only the basic concepts needed for Chapter 25)
Chapter 25 Domain Name System
Chapter 26 Remote Logging, Electronic Mail, and File Transfer
Chapter 27 WWW and HTTP
Chapter 31 Network Security