Implementation of Network Systems

THOMAS COLLEGE

CS 442

FALL 2000

Instructor: Prof. Judy Hansen-Childers

Office: Room 120-A

Office Hours:

Monday: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Friday:  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

You are welcome to drop by at other times or make an appointment !

Office Phone: 859-1335

Home Phone: 582-7632

E-Mail:

hansenj@thomas.edu or

profjhc@mint.net

Snow Phone/Cancellation Line: 859-1140

 

Class Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - From 1:30 PM to 2:25 PM in Room 122.

 

Text:

Network + Lab Manual for Guide to Networks by Todd Meadors (Course Technology).

Computer Networks – A Systems Approach by Peterson and Davie

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: CS 345

This course addresses the concepts, theory and practice of network design, development and implementation. It is approached from both hardware and software perspectives along with Network Operating System Considerations.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the course, the student should:

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Each week students will have reading assignments from the text. A student's grade will be based on four equally weighted exams, written assignments and lab projects. PLEASE TYPE ALL PAPERS! :-)

 

GRADING SYSTEM

A (94 - 100) A- (90 - 93) B+ (87 - 89) B (83 - 86) B- (80 - 82)

C+ (77 - 79) C (73 - 76) C- (70 - 72) D+ (67 - 69) D (63 - 66)

D- (60 - 62) F (below 60)

 

GRADING:

Written Assignments / Projects.........................................…....35%

Lab Manual Assignments……………………………………..25%

4 Exams (10 % each)...............………………………………. 40%

 

ATTENDANCE:

Students are expected to attend all class sessions and to be prepared to discuss the assigned readings and written homework. If a student must miss a class session, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange other ways of obtaining the information covered in class. Please notify the instructor in advance if you have to miss a class. Students with excessive absences may not receive a passing grade.

 

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

Students who plagiarize papers and projects or cheat on exams will receive zeros for the work in question.

 

 

Important Links

 

Windows 2000 Magazine

  

Thomas College Homepage

 

 

SCHEDULE

DATE

TOPICS

9/6, 9/8

 Introduction to the Course

 Review of Data Communication Concepts (CN – CH.1)

 Lab

 

 

9/11, 9/13, 9/15

 Building a Network – A Systems Approach (CN – CH.1)

 

 

9/18, 9/20, 9/22

 Physically Connecting Hosts (CN – CH.2)

 

 

9/25, 9/27, 9/29

 Physically Connecting Hosts (CN – CH.2 – continued)

 

 

10/2, 10/4

 

 Packet Switching (CN – CH. 3)

 

 

10/11, 10/13

 Packet Switching (CN – CH. 3 - continued)

 EXAM #1 STUDY GUIDE

 

 

10/16, 10/18, 10/20

 Internetworking (CN – CH. 4)

 Exam #1 – Chapters 1 & 2  (Oct 18th)

 

 

10/23, 10/25, 10/27

 Internetworking (CN – CH. 4 - continued)

 

 

10/30, 11/1, 11/3

 Exam # 2 - Chapters 3 & 4 (Oct. 30th)

 End-to-End Protocols (CN – CH. 5)

 

 

11/6, 11/8

 End-to-End Protocols (CN – CH. 5 - continued)

 

 

11/13, 11/15, 11/17, 11/20

 Congestion Control and Resource Allocation (CN – CH. 6)

 

 

11/27, 11/29, 12/1

  Congestion Control and Resource Allocation (CN – CH. 6 -  continued)

 

 

12/4, 12/6, 12/8

 Exam # 3 – Chapters 5 & 6 (Dec. 4th)

 End-to-End Data (CN – CH. 7)

 

 

12/11, 12/13, 12/15

 Network Security (CN – CH. 8)

 

 

Week of 12/18

 Exam # 4 – Chapters 7 & 8 (TBA)

   

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This syllabus may be changed at the discretion of the instructor.

Last Revised: September 6, 2000