Fall 2023 - CMPT 371 D100
Data Communications and Networking (3)
Class Number: 6144
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Oct 6, 2023: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
Oct 11 – Dec 5, 2023: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 16, 2023
Sat, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Instructor:Ouldooz Baghban Karimi
Prerequisites:CMPT 225 and (MATH 151 or MATH 150), with a minimum grade of C-. MATH 154 or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B+ may be substituted for MATH 151 (MATH 150).
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.
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.
- 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
Assignments & Mini Project (30%) Quizzes & Interactive Sessions (15%) Midterm (20%) Final (35%)
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).
Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (8th Edition)
James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Computer Networks: A Systems Approach
Larry Peterson, Bruce Davie, Morgan Kaufmann
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