CS2105
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER NETWORKS (2007/2008, Semester 2) 

 MODULE OUTLINE Created: 02-Jan-2008, Updated: 02-Jan-2008
 
Module Code CS2105
Module Title INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER NETWORKS
Semester Semester 2, 2007/2008
Modular Credits --
Faculty School of Computing
Department Computer Science
Timetable Timetable/Teaching Staff
Module Facilitators
DR Anand Bhojan Lecturer
Consultation : Monday: 4pm-6pm
PROF Ananda, Akkihebbal L (Computer Science) Lecturer
Consultation : -
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Learning Outcomes | Prerequisites | Schedule | Assessment | Workload | References


 LEARNING OUTCOMES Top
This course aims to provide a broad introduction to computer networks and some appreciations of network application programming. It covers a range of topics including basic data communication and computer network concepts, protocols, networked computing concepts and principles, network applications development and network security. The emphasis of teaching is on the working principles and application of computer networks. As an integral part of the course, tutorials and practical assignments enforcing learning will also be given. These assignments provide an early exposure in network application programming and they should be able to complete by using personal computers and school?s network facilities.


 PREREQUISITES Top
Prerequisites: (CS1102 or CS1102C or CS1102S) and CS1104/CS2100
Preclusions: IT2001, EE3204/E, EE4210. EEE & CPE students are not allowed to take this module.


 SCHEDULE Top

LECTURE  (Group 1: Fri 1200-1400 LT19)

Week # (Fri 1200-1400) Topic Reference
(Textbook Chapters)
Reference
(Others)
Lecturers
(Tentative)
Remarks
1 (starting 14 Jan) Introduction to Computer Networks  1,2   Mr Bhojan  
2 (starting 21 Jan) Application-layer Protocols (WWW, HTTP, Rlogin, E-mail, FTP, DNS)  25,26,27   Mr Bhojan  
3 (starting 28 Jan)
make-up class
Application-layer (The Socket Interface)  Refer slides   Mr Bhojan

In lieu of 8th Feb (CNY) make-up Lecture will be conducted on:
Wednesday
 30 Jan 2008, 6pm-8.30pm @ LT19

Assignment 1 will be released (Sat-Sun)

4 (starting 04 Feb) Physical-layer (Data and Signals, Transmission Media)  3,7   Prof Ananda
5 (starting 11 Feb) Physical-layer (Analog Transmission, Digital Transmission)  4,5   Prof Ananda  
6 (starting 18 Feb) Physical-layer (Multiplexing and Spreading, Switching)  6,8   Prof Ananda  
Mid term Break 23(Sat) Feb - 2(Sun) Mar
7 (starting 03 Mar) Link-Layer (Data Link Control, Error Detection and Correction (CRC))  10 (crc only), 11   Prof Ananda

  

8 (starting 10 Mar) Link-Layer (Multiple Access, Ethernet, Wireless LAN)  12,13,14   Prof Ananda Assignment 2 will be released (Fri)

9 (starting 17 Mar)
make-up class

Network-layer (Addressing, Address Mapping (ARP), ICMP)  19,20,21   Prof Ananda

In lieu of 21st Mar (Good Friday) make-up Lecture will be conducted on:
Wednesday 19 Mar 2008, 6pm-8pm @ LT19

10 (starting 24 Mar) Network-layer (Routing & Routing Protocols and algorithms)  22   Prof Ananda  
11 (starting 31 Mar) Transport-layer (TCP, UDP, SCTP)  23   Prof Ananda  
12 (starting 07 Apr) Network Security (Cryptography, Security protocols and algorithms)  30,31   Mr Bhojan  
13 (starting 14 Apr) Network Security (Security in Internet (SSL/TLS, PGP, Firewalls, VPN, IPSec))  32   Mr Bhojan  

 

 

TUTORIAL *
Sl (DAY)(TIME SLOT)(VENUE)(GROUP) TUTOR
1 (MON)(14-15)(COM1/208)(3), (MON)(15-16)(COM1/208)(4), (THU)(11-12)(COM1/208)(6)   Ananda
2 (MON)(09-10)(COM1/207)(1), (MON)(10-11)(COM1/207)(2), (THU)(10-11)(COM1/208)(5)    Bhojan
 

 

MID-TERM TEST
*DATE/TIME VENUE TYPE DURATION
5 Mar 2008 (WED)
6.00 PM to 7.00 PM

MPSH5

CLOSED
BOOK

60 minutes

* CONFIRMED


 

EXAM 
DATE/TIME VENUE TYPE DURATION
6 May 2008 (TUE)
Morning

-

CLOSED
BOOK

120 minutes

 

ASSIGNMENTS 
ASSIGNMENT # TYPE SUBMISSION DUE EVALUATION

1

PROGRAMMING

29 Feb 2008 (Friday) Week 7 (3 Mar - 7 Mar)
2

PROGRAMMING

04 Apr 2008 (Friday) Week 12 (7 Apr - 11 Apr)



 ASSESSMENT Top

COMPONENT WEIGHTAGE REMARKS
Assignments  20%   2 assignments
Mid-Term Test 20% closed book
Final Exam 60% closed book



 WORKLOAD Top
2-1-0-3-4


 
 1. TEXT & READINGS Top
Total 2 items
Title and AuthorEdition / Year /
*ISBN
Publisher
Data Communications and Networking
Author:Behrouz A. Forouzan
4e / 2007
ISBN:0071254420
McGraw-HillCompulsory

(80% of the syllabus)

Companion Website
Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach
Author:Kurose & Ross
4e / 2008
ISBN:0321513258
Pearson Education/Addison WesleyReferences

This is reference text for the module. (Copies available in Library).

 2. TEXT & READINGS Top
 
Data Communications and Networking (Forouzan)- Slides/Images LINK. <click here>


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