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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

 

Course Name : Computers-II (Computer Networks)

 

Course Offering : Fourth Year – 1st Semester

 

Course Instructors :

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud T. El-Hadidi

         Dr. Khaled F. Elsayed

 

Course Contents :

( Part I - Dr. El-Hadidi – 11 lectures)

Overview of Computer Networks                                             (1 lecture)

            Classification – Topologies – Information Modes – Transmission Modes – Data Transmission Basics – Requirements for Computer Communications

 

The Way Networks Work                                                   (5 lectures)

            Ethernet Overview (CSMA/CD access protocol – hubs – ARP – switches) – Routers Overview (operation- routing tables – internet) – ATM Overview (operation – routing table – QoS) – Layered Architecture Overview (OSI – IEEE – Internet – ATM)

 

The Internet                                                                             (5 lectures)

            Historical Overview – Architecture (data link layer – network layer – transport layer – application layer) – Names and Addresses (class-based – Subnetting – CIDR) – IP Protocol (operation – frame format – OSPF routing – BGP routing) – DHCP Prototocl – Mobile IP – TCP Protocol (SR protocol – ports – time sequence diagram – frame format)

 

( Part II - Dr. Elsayed – 10 lectures)

Local Area Networks                                                                     (4-5 lectures)

Types of LANs – The IEEE 802.x family of protocols – LAN architectures (BUS, Ring, Star) – Ethernet Protocol Architecture and Details of the physical and Data Link Layers – Multiple Access Techniques and simplified Performance of the CSMA/CD protocol – LAN Interconnection and Extended LANS – Spanning Trees – Prim’s Algorithm for MCST

 

Asynchronous Transfer Mode Networks                                 (5-6 lectures)

The ATM Protocol Reference Model – ATM Cell Format – Advantage/Disadvantages of ATM Switching Mechanism - Why fixed cell size? – Adaptation Layers Overview – Details of AAL5 – End to End Services and Service Classes – Traffic Characterization and Descriptors – Traffic Shaping and Details of the GCRA Algorithm – Simple Buffer Dimensioning – IP over ATM: Classical, NHRP, MPOA.

 

Textbook

Communication Networks: A First Course

Jean Warland

McGraw-Hill, 1998

 

(Prepared by Dr. El-Hadidi, 2 July 2002) (Modified by Dr. Khaled on Oct. 7, 2002)