CSC 469/569 Computer Networks (3.00)
Exploration of data communications and computer networks. Topics include network architecture, TCP/IP protocols, wireless and mobile networks, and network security. Includes hands-on lab activities and an introduction to network programming. Same as: CSC 569. Same as: CSC 569. Prereqs: CSC 220. Junior standing or instructor consent.
My office is in Carnegie Hall 311 B. You can stop by in person, or call my office at 630-637-5174. If I am not at the office and you need immediate attention, you can call me at home at 630-759-2110. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fall term office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00- 6:00 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm.
I can also see you by appointment.
The class text book is Kurose and Ross, Computer Networking: A top-down approach, sixth edition, 2013.
|1||Introduction to Computer Networks||Chapter 1|
|2||The Application Layer||Chapter 2|
|3||The Transport Layer||Chapter 3|
|4||The Network Layer||Chapter 4|
|5||The Data Link Layer||Chapter 5|
|6||Wireless and Mobile Networks||Chapter 6|
|7||Network Security||Chapter 8|
Schedule of In-class Quizzes and Tests
All tests and quizzes will be on Thursdays unless otherwise announced.
|Class Event||Date||Percent Weight|
|Quiz 1||Week 2||5%|
|Test 1||Week 4||12.5%|
|Quiz 2||Week 5||5%|
|Quiz 3||Week 7||5%|
|Test 2||Week 8||12.5%|
|Final Exam||Week 11||20%|
In addition to the tests, there will be a number of homework/ programming assignments. These will will count for 40% of the course grade. They will be designed to help you understand course concepts and prepare you for the in-class quizzes and tests. Some of the tests and quizzes may involve writing short programs based on the concepts covered in lectures and in the programming assignments.
All assignments and projects must be submitted via email using your College email account.
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Each graduate student is required to select select a course-related topic for additional exploration by the end of week 6. The graduate student will research the topic write an 8-10 page paper on it, and do an oral presentation to the class in Week 10. The graduate project will be weighted the same as a single homework assignment.
Attendance at Graduate Presentations
Attendance at graduate presentations is required for all students. Each un-excused absence at a graduate presentation will result in a deduction of 1 percentage point from the absent student's course average.
All assignments and projects should be turned in by midnight on the day due. A 10% penalty will be assessed on projects turned in late, but in general this penalty will not be levied if the assignment is turned in before I have completed grading the batch of assignments to which it belongs. No assignment/project turned in after the due date for the next assignment/project will be graded. I will make an exception to this rule for students who have been coming to see me for help, where I judge that the student is reasonably close to getting the assignment or project done.
Policy on Missed Quizzes and TestsIn-class tests and quizzes missed without a legitimate excuse cannot be made up. If you have to miss quiz or test (for some legitimate reason) please let me know at least a week before and I will make arrangements for a make up. In the event some unexpected reason beyond your control prevents you from being in class on the day of a test, contact me as soon as possible by phone or email to arrange a make up.