Fall 2020 - CMPT 371 D100

Data Communications and Networking (3)

Class Number: 6612

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225 and (MATH 151 or MATH 150). MATH 154 or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B+ may be substituted for MATH 151 (MATH 150).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Data communication fundamentals (data types, rates, and transmission media). Network architectures for local and wide areas. Communications protocols suitable for various architectures. ISO protocols and internetworking. Performance analysis under various loadings and channel error rates.

COURSE DETAILS:

Communication networks play a central role in our everyday connected life. This course is an introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and technologies for understanding communication networks. The course will cover the preliminaries of networks and the Internet, and will provide students the foundation to further study networks. Students must have access to a computer with stable internet connection. Some components of the course require real-time participation during the scheduled lecture and/or exam times.

Topics

  • Introduction to Networks: Basic Principles, Architecture, and Reference Models
  • Application Layer: Principles, HTTP, MAIL, DNS, P2P, Multimedia, CDN
  • Transport Layer: Reliable Transport, Connection, Congestion, TCP & UDP
  • Network Layer: Data Plane, Control Plane, IP, Forwarding, Routing, SDN
  • Data Link Layer: Concepts, Media Access, LANs
  • Advanced Topics

Grading

  • Assignments & Mini Project (30%) Quizzes & Interactive Sessions (15%) Midterm (20%) Final (35%)

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Books

  • Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, Larry Peterson, Bruce Davie, Morgan Kaufmann, 2011, 9780123850591, https://book.systemsapproach.org

REQUIRED READING:

  • Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (7th Edition), James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross, Pearson, 2017, 

ISBN: 9780133594140

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).