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CSI 213 : Computer Networks

Instructions:
· 3 Lecture hours per week (13 weeks – total 39 lectures)

· 1 Tutorial hour per week

· 2 Lab hours per week

Lecturers: Malcolm Williams
Fannita DeJesus fannita.dejesus@gmail.com

Credits: 4

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q News

q Course Outline

q Timetable of Activities

q Recommended Reading

News
See handouts on network management and security in the handouts section

Check out coursework grades 2006/2007 academic year

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Course Outline

Objectives:

This course is designed to introduce students to Local Area Networks (LANs). At the end of this course students should:

· know what a LAN is

· how it works

· be able to use them

Course Contents:

1. Introduction

2. LAN Cabling

3. LAN Cabling

4. Network Adapters

5. Network Adapters

6. LAN Configurations

7. LAN Topologies

8. LAN Topologies

9. Advantages & Benefits of a Networking System

10. Limitations of a LAN

11. Repeaters & Hubs

12. Bridges & Gateways

13. Routers & Brouters

14. Data Communication Concepts

15. Transmission Media

16. Data Representations & Parity Checks

17. Data Transmission Modes

18. Data Transmission Modes

19. Circuit & message Switching

20. Packet Switching

21. Test 1

22. Test Review 1

23. Network Operating Systems

24. Network Directory Structures

25. Novell Netware Operating Systems

26. Novell Netware Operating Systems

27. Network Security

28. Network Security

29. Network Management

30. Network Management

31. Network Protocols

32. Network Protocols

33. Internet Introduction

34. World Wide Web

35. Benefits of the Internet

36. Test 2

37. Test Review

38. Revision

Assessments:

Exam – 60%

Coursework/Assignments (2) – 10%

Tests (2) – 20%

Projects (2) – 10%

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Time Table of Activities
WEEK 1
Introduction

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Recommended Reading:
· D. P. Nagpal, Local Area Networks, London Publications Ltd.

· Frank Derfler, Les Freed, How Networks Work , California Ziff Davis Press 1994

· W. Beyda, Data Communications - From Basic to Broadband. New Jersey Prentice Hall 1996

· Berg, Glenn, MSCE Networking Essentials, New Riders Publishing, 1998

· Feibel, Werner, The Network Press Encyclopedia of Networking, SYBEX Inc. 1996

· The Dictionary of Networking, SYBEX Inc. 2000

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