Department:Computing and Communications (School of)
Level:Part II (any yr)
Course Convenor:Dr AJ Friday
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Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabusback to top
Overview; internetworking; bridges and gateways; WANs; ISDN and B-ISDN; ATM.
Fundamentals of data communication; Internet communication protocols; Programming network systems; Routing traffic in the Internet; Traffic queues and multiplexing; Protocol stacks and layering; Implementing protocols; Application level protocols using Email as an example; Bootstrapping networked systems; Controlling signal transmission in networks; Controlling data transmission; Token based systems: Token Bus and Ring; Carrier sense systems: Ethernet; Resilience and Fairness; Integrated Services including B-ISDN and ATM
Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
To develop a better understanding of the way network systems are evolving to address the many challenges of building high-speed multi-service networks.
Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
On successful completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of modern network systems. A student should be able to describe and critically evaluate a range of communication protocols used within data- and tele-communications networks and understand the relationships between these protocols.
Students should have a detailed knowledge of a range of current commercial networking systems including ISDN, ATM, Broadband ISDN, and common local area network systems and should be able to critically evaluate them in terms of performance and application suitability.
Curriculum Design: Select Bibliographyback to top
[A] A.S.Tanenbaum "Computer Networks" (3rd ed.) Prentice-Hall 1996.
[C] F.Halsall "Data Communications, Computer Networks & Open Systems" (4th ed) Addison-Wesley 1996.