Computer network SICT 3408
Name: Ashraf Y A Maghari Office: I 303
Tel : 2860700, ext 2644 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Saturday and Monday 11-12, Tuesday 10-12
Pre-requisite: Operating Systems
Teaching Assistant: Iyad El Shami
Course Website: Moodle
Textbook: Data and Computer Communication, William Stallings 8th Edition, 2008, Prentice Hall.
References: Computer Networks Principles, technologies and protocols for Network Design, Natalia Olifer and Victor Oliver, 2006, WILEY.
Course Description and Objective:
This course will survey computer communication networks from a computer science perspective. We will explore basic aspects such as data communications over a transmission link, wide area networks, local area networks, the architecture pf networks, layering issues, topology and components, concepts of circuit and packet switching and network control algorithms. We will discuss protocols and design issues at each layer ranging from the physical to the application layer and the TCP/IP protocol architecture.
Students will gain fundamental knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of computer networking, emphasizing data and computer communication within the framework of the lower layers of the OSI and TCP/IP protocol architectures, through class lectures, reading assignments, and homework.
|Ch. 1||Data Communication and Networking Overview|
|Ch. 2||Protocols and Architecture|
|Ch. 4||Guided and wireless Transmission|
|Ch.6||Digital Data Communications Techniques|
|Ch.7||Data Link Control Protocols|
|Ch. 15||Local Area Network Overview|
|Ch. 18||Wide Area Network: Internet work Protocols|
|Assignments and activities||10%|
Very Important Notes:
According to university regulation absence of more than 25% of lectures will not allowed to enter the final exam.