ECE/CSC 570: Computer Networks is the graduate entry level computer networking course offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments. It forms the cornerstone of the Masters of Computer Networking degree program jointly offered by these two departments, in that it is a core course for all streams of that degree, and also a prerequisite for most other graduate networking courses.
Description in Course Catalog
General introduction to computer networks. Discussion of protocol principles, local area and wide area networking, OSI stack, TCP/IP and quality of service principles. Detailed discussion of topics in medium access control, error control coding, and flow/congestion control mechanisms. Introduction to networking simulation, security, wireless networking.
The aim of this course is to impart to the student an understanding of the
fundamental concepts of computer networking, knowledge of the basic taxonomy and
terminology of the computer networking area. The students will be introduced to
advanced networking concepts, preparing the student for entry to advanced
courses in computer networks and telecommunication networks. The students will
gain expertise in some specific areas of networking. The stress in the course
is on theoretical and conceptual development rather than practical experience
with specific technologies.
Students will participate and learn by following reading assignments before coming to class, by asking and answering questions during in-class discussions, by working on homework problems, and by preparing for in-class exams.
Mon &Wed., 1230 EB2
EOL homepage for this course (for DE video lectures, etc)
Email: dyeun at ncsu dot edu
Hong Xiong, Email: email@example.com, Office: 3045 EB2
Office Hours: Friday 10:00--11:30AM (or by appointment) in 3045 EB2
Basic courses or knowledge in computer organization, operating systems, statistics and probability, programming ability. An undergraduate course in networking fundamentals is helpful but not strictly required.
The following book is a good general purpose text that we will make frequent references to. If you buy one book on networking, I suggest this. However, it is too general and high-level to fulfill the need of this graduate course completely. We shall also use other material as needed, all of which will be made available through the library or otherwise.
Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN-10: 0132126958
The following books are also highly recommended for reading and will be on reserve in the Hunt library
(or any other introductory text on probability and stochastic process)
There will be two midterm exams, one final exam, and homework assignments.
Midterms 1 & 2: 20% each (40% total)
Final exam: 40%
Note: Exams will be closed books and closed notes.
Audit students must submit all the HWs, take two midterm exams, and earn a B average or higher on these.
Midterm Exam 1: TBA (before Fall breal)
Final Exam: Dec. 11th (Mon), 8AM -- 11AM
Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations, students must register with Disability Services for Students. See https://dso.dasa.ncsu.edu/ for more information. more information on NC State's policy on working with students with disabilities, please see http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-01
All the provisions of the NC State University's Code of Student Conduct and University Policy on Academic Integrity apply to this course. In addition, it is my understanding and expectation that your signature on any test or assignment means that you neither gave nor received unauthorized aid.
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