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Computer Networks-2

  • Course Code :
    DM323
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Digital Media Technology

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

•Understand knowledge that enhances skills to learn different types of routing protocols. •Use and adopt fundamental of data multicast and broadcast routing and internetworking. •Solve problems of congestion for TCP and real time transport layer protocols. •Show a complete understanding of main network applications such as E-Mail, Web browsing, and streaming audio/video. •Evaluate different algorithms for network security such as private, public key algorithms and digital signature. •Comprehend deeply the basic concepts of hot topics in computer networks such as cellular, ad-hoc, vehicular and sensor networks.

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Computer Networks-2

Difference between LANs/MANs and WANs; Transmission media; LAN/MANs topologies: Bus; Tree; Ring; Star Protocol Architecture; Logical link control (LLC); Medium access control (MAC)-LLC Services; LLC Protocols; Flow control; Error control; Ethernet (IEEE 802.11, CSMA/CD); Frame Component – MAC protocol – 10 Mbps Ethernet – 100 Mbps Ethernet – Gigabit Ethernet; Token ring; Token priority – Token Maintenance;. FDDI: Frame component – Ring Maintenance; Internetworking: Bridge, Router

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Discuss fundamental concepts related to routing mechanisms and congestion control
2- Identify different services used in Application Layer such as E-mail, browsing and audio/video streaming
3- Explain the principles and techniques of network security

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze different problems in static routing techniques and how dynamic routing solves these problems
2- Propose a set of alternative solutions for congestion in TCP and real time transport layer protocols
3- Select appropriate quality of service parameters for different network applications
4- Classify wireless technologies used in cellular and ad-hoc networks.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply effective information to implement some network security algorithms such as AES algorithm
2- Deploy OPNET or NS2 simulation tool to simulate routing protocols and evaluate congestion control methods
3- Apply different soft skills by oral, written, presentations in discussing the network applications

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work on a team to simulate routing protocols and congestion control methods
2- Apply communications skills in presentation and report writing for network applications

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Computer Networks-2

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Advanced Routing Algorithms: Flooding, Distance Vector and Link State Routing 4 2 2
Advanced Routing Algorithms: Hierarchical, Broadcast and Multicast Routing, and Internetworking 4 2 2
Congestion Control in Transport Layer: TCP Congestion Control and Real Time Transport Protocols 4 2 2
Application Layer: Electronic Mail and World Wide Web 4 2 2
Application Layer: Streaming audio and video 4 2 2
Network Security: Private, Public Key Algorithms and Digital Signature 4 2 2
Communication Security and Authentication Protocols 4 2 2
E-mail and Web security 4 2 2
Mid Term Exam 2
Overview on Cellular Networks 4 2 2
Overview on Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks 4 2 2
Mobile IP and Vehicular Networks 4 2 2
Wireless Sensor Networks 4 2 2
Final Exam 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lectures including Discussions
Practical Lab Sessions
Self-Study (Project / Reading Materials / Online Material / Presentations)
Case Studies
Problem Solving

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments 5.00 4
Final Exam 40.00 14
Midterm Exam (s) 20.00 9
Practical Exam 10.00
Presentations 5.00 12
Quizzes 10.00 5
Research and Reporting 5.00
Team Work Projects 5.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Course notes :

An Electronic form of the Course Notes and all the slides of the Lectures is available on the Students Learning Management System (Moodle)

Recommended books :

W. Stallings, Wireless Communications and Networks, Pearson, last edition. ISBN: 978-0131918351

Web Sites :

Computer Networks - Journal – Elsevier https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computer-networks

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