COM-208 / 5 credits

Teacher: Argyraki Aikaterini

Language: English


Summary

This course provides an introduction to computer networks. It describes the principles that underly modern network operation and illustrates them using the Internet as an example.

Content

Keywords

  • Computer networks
  • Internet
  • HTTP
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Sockets, TCP/IP, congestion control, routing, switching, network security.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • CS 107 - Introduction to programming
  • COM 101 - Advanced Information Computation Communication I

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Design simple network applications.
  • Choose which functions to implement at each network layer.
  • Compare different network protocols.
  • Perform simple network troubleshooting.
  • Use simple network monitoring tools.
  • Implement simple client-server applications.
  • Investigate simple network attacks.
  • Explain how basic Internet applications work.
  • Explain how TCP/IP works.

Transversal skills

  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Reading sssignments
  • Homework problems
  • Hands-on exercises

Expected student activities

The students are expected to:

  • attend the lectures
  • complete homework problems
  • complete hands-on exercises
  • study their notes and -- when needed -- complement by reading relevant book chapters

Assessment methods

  • Final exam
  • Midterm exam (online)
  • Quizzes (online)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach by James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Websites

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Computer networks
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Computer networks
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Computer networks
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Computer networks
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Computer networks
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Computer networks
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Computer networks
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Computer networks
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16  INF2
INF3
BC07-08
 SG1
16-17   
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 15h - 17h: Exercise, TP INF2
INF3
BC07-08

Friday, 15h - 17h: Lecture SG1