CNT 3004: Computer Network Concept

Spring 2011

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Instructor:        Dr. Cliff Zou (HEC 335),  407-823-5015,   czou@eecs.ucf.edu

Course Time:   MoWe 1:30PM - 2:45PM,   HEC  118

Office Hour:    TuTh  1:30PM - 2:30PM

Syllabus: (PDF)

Catalog Course Description


Network media, protocol, current and evolving standards for local, metropolitan, wide are and wireless networks.

 

Objectives

 

     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.

     The tentative grading policy is:

   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.

Prerequisites:

Course Materials:

         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