This course is an introduction to computer networks. The theoretical concepts of networks are illustrated with current technologies. Topics include network models (ISO OSI), common network applications (SMTP, FTP, and HTTP), connection and connection-less transport protocols (TCP and UDP), routing algorithms, data-link protocols (Ethernet), error detection and correction techniques, multiple access protocols (CSMA/CD) and physical transmission media (copper wire and fiber optic). Prerequisite: COSC 230.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / Computer Networks