# Computer Networks

General Information

## Objective

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. To introduce the student
to advanced networking concepts, preparing the student for entry to
advanced courses in computer networking. To allow the student
expertise in some specific areas of networking. The stress is on
theoretical and conceptual development rather than practical
experience with specific technologies.

## Time and Place

2:20pm - 3:35pm Mondays and Wednesdays EB1 - 1011.
## Instructor

Mihail L. Sichitiu
(email: mlsichit@ncsu.edu)

Office: EB2-3058

Phone: (919) 515-7348

Office hours: | Mon, Wed 1:00pm - 2:00pm in EB2-3058, |

| or by appointment |

## Teaching Assistants

Xiaofan He - EB2 - 3034
(email: xhe6@ncsu.edu)
Office hours: | Thu 2:30pm - 4:30pm |

| or by appointment |

Yun Wang - EB2 - 1029
(email: ywang51@ncsu.edu)
Office hours: | Fri 1:00pm - 3:00pm |

| or by appointment |

## Grading

There will be a midterm exam, a final exam, a project, and
homework assignments.
Homework: | 10% |

OPNET: | 10% |

Project: | 10% |

Midterm exam: | 35% |

Final exam: | 35% |

** Note:** All exams are open books and open notes, open laptop, no network connection.

#### Homework grading

Homework will be due in class at the **beginning** of the
lecture. See the schedule
for due dates of specific homework assignments.

Late homework assignments will not receive any credit.

There will be **no** partial credit for parts of the homework
problems. E.g. if a homework assignment has 2 problems with 2
parts each, the score for that homework can be 0,1,2,3 or 4 out
of 4. Only the parts that are worked out **completely and
correctly** will be credited.

Every homework assignment will have an equal weight.

Grades:

Every student earning 90% is guaranteed to have at least an A.

Every student earning 80% is guaranteed to have at least a B.

Every student earning 70% is guaranteed to have at least a C.

Every student earning 60% is guaranteed to have at least a D.

**Audit and for credit students must earn a B average on the exams.**
## Prerequisites

An introductory course in probability. Computer programming (C for
the OPNET projects).
## Website:

http://courses.ncsu.edu/ece570/lec/001
## Text:

Computer Networks, 5e, by * Dr. Andrew S. Tanenbaum*
and *David J. Wetherall*

Publisher: Prentice Hall, PTR

Copyright: 2011

ISBN-10: 0132126958

ISBN-13: 9780132126953

Status: Published 09/27/2010
## Students with disabilities

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 at 1900
Student Health Center, Campus Box 7509,
515-7653.
http://www.ncsu.edu/provost/offices/affirm_action/dss/ For
more information on NC State's policy on working with students with
disabilities, please see
http://www.ncsu.edu/provost/hat/current/appendix/appen_k.html
## Academic integrity

All the provisions of the code
of 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.
## Cellular phones:

During the lecture please turn the sound off on the cellular phones.