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CGS 3285 Computer Network Concepts Spring 2003 Hal Stringer. SYLLABUS OVERVIEW. Office Hours Hal Stringer: CSB Rm 207, Mon & Wed 9:00 - 10:00 Graduate Teaching Assistant: To be determined Email [email protected] (include CGS3285 in subject line) Website www.cs.ucf.edu/courses/cgs3285

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syllabus overview
SYLLABUS OVERVIEW
  • Office Hours
    • Hal Stringer: CSB Rm 207, Mon & Wed 9:00 - 10:00
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant: To be determined
  • Email
  • Website
    • www.cs.ucf.edu/courses/cgs3285
    • Be sure to take notes in class
  • Text Book
    • Data Communications: From Basics to Broadband, 3rd Edition by William J. Beyda
syllabus overview cont
SYLLABUS OVERVIEW (cont.)
  • Class Times
    • Mon, Wed & Fri, 10:00 - 10:50, ENG2 Room 102
  • Final Exam
    • Wednesday April 23, 10:00 - 12:50
    • It will be comprehensive
  • Other Dates
    • Jan. 10 - End of Drop/Add
    • Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No classes
    • Feb. 28 - Withdrawal Deadline
    • Mar. 17-23 - Spring Break, No classes
syllabus overview cont4
SYLLABUS OVERVIEW (cont.)
  • Grading Based on:
    • Homework/Quizzes 10% ( 40 pts)
    • First Midterm 25% (100 pts)
    • Second Midterm 30% (120 pts)
    • Final Exam 35% (140 pts)
  • Grading Scale:
    • A 90 - 100% (360 - 400 pts)
    • B 80 - 89% (320 - 359 pts)
    • C 70 - 79% (280 - 319 pts)
    • D 60 - 69% (240 - 279 pts)
    • F < 60% (< 240 pts)
syllabus overview cont5
SYLLABUS OVERVIEW (cont.)
  • Tests & Exams
    • Closed book, closed notes
    • Scantrons(?)
    • T/F, Multiple Choice, Number Problems, Essay
    • No calculators or hand held computing devices
  • Attendance
    • Not taken but strongly encouraged
  • Please turn off all cell phones and pagers in class.
  • Academic Behavior
    • Cheating or other forms of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated
    • www.ucf.edu/goldenrule
evolution of data communication
EVOLUTION OF DATA COMMUNICATION
  • Direct cabling to host
    • Parallel vs. Serial Connections
  • Point-to-Point leased line services
  • Dial up over the Public Switched Network
  • Hierarchical Networks
    • SNA & Multipoint Networks
    • Built using dedicated services
  • Data Transport Networks
    • Local Area Networks: Ethernet, Token Ring
    • Wide Area Networks: X.25, IP, Frame Relay, ATM
course outline
COURSE OUTLINE
  • Chapter 1 - Overview and Introduction
  • Chapter 2 - Understanding Telecommunications
  • Chapter 3 - Basic Data Communications Concepts
  • Chapter 4 - Data Interfaces and Transmission
  • First Midterm (tentative date – February 7th)
course outline cont
COURSE OUTLINE (cont.)
  • Chapter 5 - Data Communications Efficiency
  • Chapter 6 - Data Integrity and Security
  • Chapter 7 - Architectures and Protocols
  • Second Midterm
  • Chapter 8 - Data Transport Networks
  • Chapter 9 - Network Management (portions)
  • Chapter 10 - Digital Telecommunications (portions)
  • Final Exam
the big picture
THE BIG PICTURE
  • We are in the midst of a communications revolution
  • Changes in transmission methods & media
    • Analog to Digital
    • Asynchronous to Synchronous Protocols
    • Simplex to Full Duplex
    • New Physical Media
    • Increases in transmission speeds
  • Ancillary Improvements
    • Better Character Codes
    • Improvements in Communications Efficiency
    • Data Security & Integrity Issues
why all the changes
WHY ALL THE CHANGES?
  • Evolution of Computing Paradigms
    • Batch Processing (Remote Job Entry)
    • Terminal to Host
    • Client / Server
    • Peer-to-Peer
  • Convergence of voice/data
  • The Internet
    • Global Connectivity
    • E-commerce
course content levels
COURSE CONTENT LEVELS
  • We’ll look at data comm. from a variety of perspectives:
    • Historical, technical, application, economic
  • Must learn course material on several levels:
    • Vocabulary (the book contains over 1100 terms & acronyms)
      • What is the definition of a term?
    • Conceptual
      • What does the definition mean?
      • What is it? What does it do? How is it done?
    • Integration
      • How are multiple concepts related or different?
    • Application
      • How are concepts used to solve a problem?
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