Data Communication and Computer Networks
Learning Objective:Students who have completed this course would have learned: Network services and applications, including DNS and HTTP; The socket API; Network transport architectures, TCP, UDP, and TCP congestion control; Routing and forwarding, intra-domain and inter-domain routing algorithms; Link layers and local area networks, Ethernet and WiFi
Description:Data communications: communication hardware technologies including local area and longhaul network hardware, circuit and packet switching, interfaces between computer and network hardware, and performance issues.
Topics Covered:The topics include: Network services and applications: DNS, HTTP, SMTP, peer-to-peer systems; Network transport architectures, TCP, UDP, TCP congestion control; Routing and forwarding, intra-domain and inter-domain routing algorithms; Link layers and local area networks, especially Ethernet and WiFi. As time permits: Multimedia communications and quality of service; Network measurement, inference, and management; Network experimentation and performance analysis; Network security; Protocol verification
Prerequisites:A bachelor degree in computer science or an equivalent field. Students not in the Computer Science master's program should seek department permission to register.
Undergraduate operating systems, undergraduate computer networks, or equivalent courses. Programming in the C programming language.
Applied / Theory:50 / 50
Web Content:A link to my current course website ( https://http://www.cs.purdue.edu/~park/cs536.html), syllabus, grades, lecture notes, homework assignments, and message board.
Homework:5-6 homework/programming assignments
Projects:Included in the programming assignments.
Exams:One midterm and one final exam.
Textbooks:Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
Tentative--"Computer Networks: A Systems Approach" by L. Peterson and B. Davie (latest edition).