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Vinod Kulathumani West Virginia University. CS 453 Introduction to Data and computer communications Syllabus. Objectives. Provide introduction to the design of computer networks Internet used as a case study Study of layered architecture for the design of computer networks

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vinod kulathumani west virginia university
Vinod Kulathumani

West Virginia University

CS 453Introduction to Data and computer communicationsSyllabus
objectives
Objectives
  • Provide introduction to the design of computer networks
  • Internet used as a case study
  • Study of
    • layered architecture for the design of computer networks
    • network protocols for the design of each layer.
  • Particular emphasis on principles behind designing protocols that are scalable and fault-tolerant
  • Study of some recent advances and research topics in the field of networking
outline
Outline
  • Internet: History, Overview
  • Application layer protocols
  • client-server model, peer-peer model
  • Socket programming in C / Java
  • Transport layer: TCP, congestion control
  • Routing layer: IP, Principles of routing
  • Link layer: Error detection including checksums and CRC, Ethernet, Token ring, ATM, switching and bridging
  • Wireless and mobile networks
  • Recent advances and research topics in networking
reference materials
Reference Materials

James E. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, ComputerNetworking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet, Fifth Edition

Average 3-4 hours of reading per class

prerequisites
Prerequisites
  • CS 350 or equivalent is recommended
  • Time & dedication
  • Programming assignments usually in C / Java
policies
Policies
  • Assignments / Homework
    • Usually One assignment per week (due before Tuesday class)
  • Academic integrity
  • Social Justice
  • Office hours: TR (11 am -12 noon ) ESB 727 or by appointment
grading
Grading
  • Work load
    • 4 Homework assignments (10%)
    • 4 Lab assignments (20%)
    • 6 Quizzes (20%)
    • 1 Mid-term (20%) – March 4, 2014 [Tentative]
    • 1 Final (25%)
  • Grading structure
    • 90 and above = A
    • Between 80 and 90 = B
    • Between 70 and 80 = C
    • Between 55 and 70 = D
    • < 55 = F

Make-up exams only after prior arrangement