CSE 489/589: Modern Networking Concepts

Spring 2006
Tue Thu 14:00--15:20, Place: KNOX 14

Course Syllabus

Instructor:     Prof. Hung Q. Ngo
            Office: 238 Bell Hall
Office Hours: T & Th 11:00-12:00 Phone: 645-3180 x 160
Email: hungngo at cse Teaching Assistants: (in random order) Mr. Sunu Mathew Office: TBA Office Hours: Fridays 10-11am Phone: TBA Email: smathew2 at cse Recitation: A1 & A3 Mr. Seokhoon Yoon Office: TBA Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm Phone: TBA Email: syoon4 at cse Recitation: A2 & A3 Course Description:

This course introduces basic elements of modern computer and telecommunication networks. A hybrid five-layer reference model resembling the popular TCP/IP model will be discussed. In each layer, the state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies are introduced. These include, for example, Fiber-optic and Mobile/Cellular communications in the Physical Layer; Wavelength/Time Division Multiple Access Protocols in the Data Link Layer; Unicast and Multicast protocols in the Network Layer; TCP/UDP and ATM Adaptation Layer Protocols in the Transport Layer; and Network Security in the Application Layer.

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basic C/C++ programming in the Unix environment, elementary probability, statistics, computer architecture, basic knowledge on the Unix operating system (processes, file IO, threads), elementary data structures and algorithms (stacks, queues, linked list, etc.)

At the end of this course, each student should be able to:


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