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Computer Communication & Networks
COMP COMM/NET
CLASS CODE: CS 460 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to computer networking and data communication, including: types of networks, networking protocols, the Internet, network applications, network transport services and protocols, IP, routing, LANs, Ethernet, wireless and other selected topics.

TAUGHT: Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Computer networking overview: types, hosts, protocols, the Internet
Application layer: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, DNS, TCP/UDP, socket programming
Transport layer: TCP/UDP, connectionless and connection-oriented service, congestion control
Network Layer and Routing: IP, routers, routing algorithms, AS, NAT, DHCP
Link and Physical Layers: LANs, Ethernet, CSMA/CD, hubs, switches, wireless
Selected topics from multimedia networking, security and network management

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Explain the basic principles of data communications and networking.
2. Implement a networking program using either the peer-to-peer or client-server model.
3. Describe various protocols including the OSI model and TCP/IP.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: CS 235
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004