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Computer Networks

5662

Fall, 2007

Instructor:

Dr. Miguel Sánchez


Goals
● TCP/IP communication architecture:
– focus on the Internet
● Client/server application programming
– Java
● Principles of networking and protocols
● Computer network's building-blocks
Textbook
● James F. Kurose and
Keith W. Ross.
Computer Networking:
A Top-Down Approach
Featuring the Internet,
3nd Ed. Addison-Wesley
2005.
● Visit the companion
website at:
http://www.aw-bc.com/kurose_ross/
Available in this building's Library
It contains self-assessment questions
SPUPV books
slide sets problem sets Java programming
and lab exercises

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Additional reading
● Comer, D. Computer Networks and
Internets, 3rd Ed. Prentice-Hall 2001.

● Peterson L.L. and Davie B. Computer


Networks: A Systems Approach, 3rd Ed.
Morgan-Kaufmann 2003.
Course schedule
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Begins September, 24 2006
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Ends May, 30 2007
● Class hours:
– Thursday & Friday, 10:00-11:30
● 1 hour/week of lab sessions:
– 2-hour lab-session every two weeks
Course contents
1. Computer Networks and the Internet.
2. Application Layer.
3. Transport Layer.
4. Network Layer.
5. Link Layer and Local Area Networks.
6. Wireless and Mobile Neworks.
7. Multimedia Networking.
8. Security in Computer Networks.
9. Network Management.
Assessment
● Two exams (at the end of each term):
– 90%
– two final exams: June & September
● Class attendance (awake):
– 10%
● Four (optional) assignments:
– 20% (borrows from 90% exam)
class 10%

Yes!
exam 90%
● This seems to total 120%
– It's only 100% (lab) assignments 20%

● Well, not really


– total = ( 90% exam+ 10% attendance)
– exam will be only 70% if you turn in the
assignments by their due time
– assignments have a pass/fail mark (1/0)


Mark= 9−

2 
assignments ∑ exams ∑ attendance ∑ assignments

2

60

2
100%
Laboratory schedule
Lab rules
● You are enrolled in a given session only
● Each session is only for a given exercise
● You can recover exercises you missed within
each term (the last week of the term)
● Work groups are two people, no more
● Exams will include contents from Lab
● Lab attendance is recorded 15 min after
session start time
Dr. Sánchez's office hours
● Location:
– office 3N5, 3rd floor ETSIAp (building 1G)
● Monday & Tuesday 9:15-12:15
● Email: misan @ upvnet.upv.es
● Phone: 963 879 709
Academic Honesty
● Each individual is responsible for his or
her own work. Under no circumstances
should written or printed answers/code
be shared. Photo IDs may be required
for admission to exams.
● Cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and
helping others to commit these acts are
all forms of academic dishonesty, and
they are wrong.
● Academic misconduct could result in
disciplinary action.