CS447/CS642 Class Schedule - Winter 2001

Tue Jan. 2    P.D. Ed.2: Ch. 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2
   P.D. Ed.1: Ch. 1, 2.1-2.2.1, 3.1, 3.2

Network design issues; layered reference model; bandwidth; Nyquist & Shannon theorems; baud rate; signal-to-noise ratio and decibels; modems and modulation; satellites; optical fibers; (Differential) Manchester encoding; 4B/5B encoding; baseband/broadband signalling; multiplexing/concentrating.

Tue Jan. 9    Supplementary Notes: Probability,  Queuing Theory, Queuing Example: A Print Server

Homework 1; Review of probability: discrete probability (conditional probability, permutations and combinations), continuous probability (Poisson distributed events and the Exponential distribution); bit/frame error rate; Elementary Queuing Theory; statistical multiplexing.

Tue Jan. 16    P.D. Ed.2: Ch. 2.3, 2.4, 2.5.1-2.5.2
   P.D. Ed.1: Ch. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5.1-3.5.2

Homework 2; Bit/character stuffing; error detection/correction; RS232C standard; asynchronous/BISYNC formats; Centronics interface; Point-to-point data link protocols- stop & wait, sliding window; Review for Exam 1.

Tue Jan. 23      EXAM 1 (Covers topics from Jan. 2 through Jan. 9)
Tue Jan. 30      P.D. Ed.2: Ch. 2.6
   P.D. Ed.1: Ch. 3.6

Exam 1 Reprise; Homework 3; broadcast networks; carrier sense (CSMA) network protocols.

Tue Feb 6      P.D. Ed.2: Ch. 2.7-2.10
   P.D. Ed.1: Ch. 3.7-3.9 (omit 3.8.3)

Homework 4; Token ring; CMSA/Token Ring comparison.

Tue Feb. 13      P.D. Ed.2: Ch. 3-3.5
   P.D. Ed.1: Ch. 4-4.5

Homework 5; Packet/circuit switching; virtual circuits vs. datagrams; Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm; routing tables and algorithms; Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) switching; Review for Exam 2.

Tue Feb. 20       EXAM 2 (Covers topics from Jan. 16 through Feb. 6)
Tue Feb. 27      P.D. Ed.2: Ch. 4 (omit 4.3.2-4.5.2)
   P.D. Ed.1: Ch. 5 (omit 5.3.2-5.5.2)

Exam 2 Reprise; Bridges; spanning trees; sink trees.

Tue Mar. 6      SNOW!!!!
Tue Mar. 13      P.D. Ed.2: Ch. 5 (omit 5.3)
   P.D. Ed.1: Ch. 6 (omit 6.3)

Homework 6; DNS, UDP, TCP, sockets.

Tue Mar. 20      Discussion Notes

Homework 7; Setting up a home network:Dynamic IP; NAT Router; Web Server; FTP Server. Course Review

Fri Mar. 23   ALL (Snow makeup class)

Course Review: Come prepared to ask questions!

Tue Mar. 27      FINAL EXAM (Cumulative, Covers all topics from Jan. 2 through Mar. 20)

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