CS4480: Computer Networks - Spring 2017
Instructor: Prof. Kobus Van der Merwe
M, W 1:25 PM - 2:45 PM, WEB L105

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of computer communication networks including the design and implementation of the Internet, its protocols and applications. Topics to be covered include: layered network architectures, applications, network programming interfaces (i.e., sockets), transport, congestion control, routing and data link protocols, local area networks, and selected topics in network security and mobile and wireless networking.

Text Book:
Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (7th Edition) by James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, Pearson.

Full Major status in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and "C-" or better in CS 3500.

Additional requirements:
I expect students to be comfortable working in the Unix/Linux operating system environment, and be able to program in a structured high-level programming language, such as Python, C, C++ or JAVA.

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