Fall 2020 - CMPT 471 D100

Networking II (3)

Class Number: 6649

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM

    Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 300 and 371.



This course covers the fundamentals of higher level network functionality such as remote procedure/object calls, name/address resolution, network file systems, network security and high speed connectivity/bridging/switching.


This is an advanced undergraduate course in networking. Detailed discussion of various network protocols and architectures will be covered, especially the TCP/IP protocol suite and the design of the Internet. The course involves multiple programming projects and measurement labs. It also includes reading articles about recent topics and trends in networking. Online offering notes: each student will need a computer with a webcam and a reliable Internet access. The computer should be powerful enough to run 1–2 virtual machines. Lectures will be streamed online during class time, and the recordings will be available after class. There will be in-class activities (e.g., quizzes) during the semester which must be completed during the lecture time (to be discussed in the first week). Students in regions observing different time zones than BC should contact the instructor to attempt scheduling these in-class activities. Students are expected to work in groups for some activities.


  • Networking Basics: Internet Architecture and TCP/IP Stack
  • Multimedia Networking
  • Data Center Networking
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Virtual Networks and Overlays
  • Wireless Networks


  • Quizzes during lecture time, Programming assignments, written homework, readings, and a final project. Details to be discussed in class. Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).



Reference Books

  • Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, Peterson and Davie, Morgan Kaufmann, 2012, 9780123850591, 5th edition
  • TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols , Kevin R. Fall , W. Richard Stevens, 2011, 9780321336316, 2nd Edition


  • Computer Networking: A Top-down Approach, Kurose and Rose, Pearson/Addison Wesley, 2016, , 7th edition

ISBN: 9780133594140

Registrar Notes:


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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).