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Text Book

Computer Networks A Top-Down Approach. James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross , 6th Edition.

Computer Networks: A systems approach. Peterson and Davie, Morgan Kaufman, 5th Edition.

Syllabus

WeekDateCovered TopicsComments
12/10Course organization 
216/10Networking Fundamentals: Bandwidth, Digital Versus Analog Bandwidth, Bandwidth Measurement, Bandwidth Limitation, Bandwidth Throughput and Data Transfer calculusLecture 1,2,3 chapter 2 ppt
323/10
30/10
Data Network, Network Devices, Network Topology, Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Network Interconnection, Peer-to-Peer Network, Client/Server ModelLecture 4,5
46/11 and 9/11Network Media: Introduction, Copper Cable Specification, Coaxial Cables, STP Cable, Stream Control Transmission Protocol (ScTP), UTP Cable, UTP ImplementationLecture 6,7
723/11Fiber-Optic, Single-Mode and Multi-Mode Fiber, Other Optical Components, Wireless MediaFirst Project Design a Network for Engineering College
52/11 and 9/11Networking Models : Using layers to describe data communication, OSI model, OSI layers, The Physical Layer,The Data Link Layer,The Network Layer,The Transport Layer,The Session Layer,The Presentation Layer,The Application LayerLecture 8,9 Lecture 10
67/12 and 14/12Encapsulation, Peer Layer Communication, TCP/IP Model, Data Movement Through the Protocol Stack 
8-/- and -/-MAC Address: Address details, Individual Address Block, Printed Format.Test 1 test 1 solution
97/3 and 13/3IP Address: The IP (Internet Protocol) Address, Assignment of IP Address, IP Address Format, IP Address class Identification, Class A, Class B, Class C, Broadcast Address, subnet, Network and subnetworks Masks, more Sub-netting MasksLecture 10,11
1021/3Public and Private IP Addresses, IPv4 Versus IPv6, Obtaining and Internet Address, Static Assignment of an Ip Address, APRP IP Address Assignment, BOOTP IP Address Assignment, DHCP IP Address managementchapter 6 chapter 6 ppt
1128/3Problems in Address Resolution, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Routing, Routing information Protocol (RIP), Interior Gateway Routing Protocols(IGRP) , Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) 
1221/3Transport Layer: The Purpose of the Transport Layer, Duties (Primary Function) of the Transport Layer, Transport Layer Connection, The OSI Transport layer Protocol, The TCP/IP Transport Layer Protocol, Port addressingchapter 7
134/4Summary, Transport Layer functions , Application and Operation of TCP mechanisms, Managing TCP Sessions, Confirming Receipt of Segments, Flow Control, Managing TCP Sessions, UDP ProtocolThird Exam on 30/3
1411/4 and 18/4Network Applications: Using The Internet, Understanding the World Wide Web, Recognizing Web Page Elements, Using the Uniform Resource Locater (URL) Identifying Other Elements 
15 presentationPresentation Evaluation
Presentation Schedule
16 All Quizzes 

Final Test Solution

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