Computer Networks - Lecture1 - Course EC-321 Computer...

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Course EC-321: Computer Networks Credits 3(2, 1)
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Introduction Name : Mr. Liaqat Ali Title / Role : Assistant Professor Education : MS (Telecommunications), BE (Electrical), MCSE, MCITP, CIW, MCDBA, MCTS, MCT Experience : 12 Years, 7 years on the job, 5 years teaching Company : NUST, TEG Australia, Macquaire Telecomm Australia Email : [email protected]
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Course Materials Text Book : Computer Network by Andrew S. Tanenbaum Prentice Hall Fourth Edition Reference Books: Computer Networks, a top down approach by Keith Ross Course Evaluation: Midterm – 30% Quizzes --- 10% Labs work - 20% Final Exam – 40% No credit for work that is not your own.
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Focus Intro to data networks from an engineering perspective. Broad coverage. Network architectures. Network protocols, Layered design. Protocol stack. TCP/IP and the Internet, Hands-on aspect
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Topics Covered Introduction and Overview. Physical Layer. Medium Access Control (MAC). Link Layer. Network Layer. Routing. Internetworking and IP. IP Routing and Control. Transport Layer. Application Layer. Putting It All Together!
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Course Outline. Introduction History, basic concepts, terminology. More, “not-so-basic” concepts:protocols, layering,, etc. Physical layer Transmitting data. Data link layer Reliable transmission. Accessing the communication medium Medium access control protocols. LANs Ethernet, token ring, wireless LANs.
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Course Outline. Transport layer E2E communication. . Types of transport service. Connectionless versus connection-oriented. UDP.and TCP. Application layer DNS, telnet, ftp, news, e-mail. The Web. HTTP, HTML. Search engines, Proxy and caches Peer-to-peer, and Security.
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What’s a network? Merriam-Webster Dictionary: “|A fabric or structure of cords or wires that cross at regular intervals…” “A system of computers, terminals and databases connected by communication lines” “A computer network is defined as the interconnection of 2 or more independent computers.” [Ramteke,”Networks”, pg. 24].
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