Summer 2020 - CMPT 371 D100

Data Communications and Networking (3)

Class Number: 3672

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 15, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225, (CMPT 150, ENSC 150 or CMPT 295) and MATH 151 (MATH 150). MATH 154 or 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:

Computer networks and the Internet have become an essential part of our everyday life; almost every device that we use is either already connected to the Internet or soon will be. This course is an introduction to the principles and practical aspects of designing and operating computer networks as well as analyzing their performance.

Topics

  • Introduction: Overview, Network types, Protocol Layers
  • Network Applications: Network applications and protocols, HTTP, DNS, Socket programming
  • Transport Layer: Transport layer services and protocols, UDP, TCP, Flow and congestion control
  • Network Layer: Routing algorithms, Forwarding and addressing in the Internet, IP, Routers
  • Link Layer and Local Area Networks: Multiple access protocols, Error detection, Ethernet, Bridges
  • Network Security: Principles of cryptography, Public key encryption, Firewalls (time permitting)

Grading

NOTES:

Assignments and Projects 30%; Quizzes 30%; Final Exam 40%

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).

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Books

  • Computer Networks, 5th Edition, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Prentice-Hall, 2011, 9780132126953
  • Data and Computer Communications, 10th Edition, William Stallings, Prentice-Hall, 2013, 9780133506488

REQUIRED READING:

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

ISBN: 9780133594140

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course 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.

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) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.