CMPS 4433: Computer Communications and Networks

Spring semester 2012

Instructor: Dr. Nelson L. Passos
Office: Bolin Science Hall 126B
Office phone: 397-4129
E-mail: nelson.passos@mwsu.edu
Webpage: cs.mwsu.edu/~passos
Office Hours: M     1:30 - 3:30 pm
  T    10:00 - 12:00 pm
  T     3:30 - 5:00 pm
 

W     8:00 - 12:00 pm

  R     3:30 - 5:00 pm
Class Hours: TR    8:00 - BO 320

Course Description: Study of hardware and software used in data communication systems, including network layers, the communication media, protocols, packet switching networks, local and wide area networks, the internet, and integrated applications.

Text book: Data Communications and Networks 4th ed., by B. Forouzan.

Lecture Notes:

CMPS 4433 part 1

CMPS 4433 part 2

CMPS 4433 part 3

CMPS 4433 part 4

CMPS 4433 part 5

Winsock Notes:

CMPS 4433 Socket programming by Alex Passos

Line data:

CMPS 4433 Captured transmission data

Agenda:

January     February     March     April     May     Grading

January


Jan 17- 

Introduction to networks

Ch. 1

Jan 19- 

Protocols and Internet - an overview

 

Jan 24-

Network models

Ch. 2

Jan 26-

Physical layer – analog and digital signals

Ch. 3

Jan 31-

Transmission issues

 


February


Feb  2- 

Digital transmission

Ch. 4

Feb 7- 

Analog to digital conversion

 

Feb 9- 

Analog transmission

Ch. 5

 

Assignment # 1 

 

Feb 14- 

Modulation techniques

 

Feb 16- 

Multiplexing

Ch. 6

 

Assignment # 2 

 

Feb 21- 

Transmission media

Ch. 7

Feb 23- 

Switching

Ch. 8

 

Assignment # 3 

 

Feb 28- 

Data link layer – error detection

Ch. 10


March


Mar  1- 

Data link layer – error detection

 

Mar  6-

Block codes

 

Mar  8- 

Test # 1

 

Mar 13- 

Spring break

 

Mar 15- 

Spring break

 

Mar 20- 

Cyclic codes

 

Mar 22- 

Data link control

Ch. 11

Mar 27- 

Data link control

Ch. 11

 

Assignment # 4

 

Mar 29- 

Multiple access

Ch. 12

Mar 31- 

NTASC- NORTH TEXAS STUDENT CONFERENCE

 


April


Apr 3- 

Ethernet

Ch. 13

 

Project assignment

 

 

Assignment # 5

 

Apr 5- 

Easter break

 

Apr 10- 

Connecting devices

Ch. 15

Apr 12-

Network layer

Ch. 19

Apr 17-

Routing

Ch. 22

Apr 19- 

Routing

 

Apr 24- 

Test # 2

 

Apr 26- 

Routing

 


May


May  1- 

Transport layer

Ch. 23

May  3- 

Transport layer

 

May 10- 

Finals (Thursday, 8:00 am, room 320)

 


Grading


Tests: 25 % (each)
Final Exam: 20 %
Assignments: 15 %
Project: 10 %
Class Participation: 5 %

E-mail address:

nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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