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Computer Networks Design and


Course book
4 stage Information System Engineering

Instructor: Dr.Raghad Z. Yousif (

Office: Salahaddin University –College of Engineering

Office hours: Sunday 10-11 am,

Text box:
 Kurose, James F. And Ross Keith W. (2010). Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach,
5th Pearson International Edition, Pearson Addison Wesley. USA.
 Forouzan, Behrouz A. (2007). Data Communications and Networking, 4th International Edition,
McGraw Hill. New York.
 Tanenbaum, Andrew S. (2003) Computer Networks, 4th Pearson International Edition, Prentice
Hall PTR. New Jersey.

Lab Manual
Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide By Antoon Rufi, Priscilla
Oppenheimer, Belle Woodward, Gerlinde Brady Published by Cisco Press, ISBN-10:
URL: 1587132036

Schedule: Monday 10:30-12:30pm, (theoretical)

Course Description
This course provides students with an understanding of methods, tools and technologies required
to work with computer systems and networks. It includes a detailed discussion of Internet/intranet issues,
including standards, connectivity, performance, protocols, network configurations, network design, wireless
technology, management and simulation through practical cases, covering both hardware and software

Course Objectives
After successfully completing the course, students will be able to
 Describe bridging/switching technologies and apply them to network design.
 Differentiate between switching/bridging and routing.
 Analyze and design an enterprise network.
 Compare and contrast the different options in designing a network.
 Apply algorithms to solve network design problems.
 Analyze network traffic flow and evaluate its performance.
 Demonstrate understanding of network management standards, e.g., SNMP.
Internet and Applications

Midterm 1 15% points
Midterm 2 15%points
Practical 20% points
Final Exam 50% points


W Notes

1 Course Introduction Introduction to a Packet Tracer

Living in a Network Centric

2 Introduction of Data Understanding the physical connection:

Communications in the network Introducing of cabling, plug and
Data Representation & Flow hardware connections of LAN
3 Components of data Understand of LAN Switches, and
communications working with LAN switches

4 Network Models (1) Initial setup of Cisco Switch;

Layered Tasks
The OSI model

5 Network Models (2) Configuration of switch security (2)

The Internet (TCP/IP) model
Understanding port numbers
6 Network Layer (1) Optimizing and troubleshooting of Cisco
Logical Addressing; Switches
IPv4 Addresses
IPv4 Subnetting

7 Network Layer (2) Initial Cisco Router Configuration

IPv6 Addresses
NAT ( Network Address

8 Network Layer (3) Implementing Static routing

Delivery, forwarding, and
Routing Tables

9 Network Layer (4) Implementing Dynamic Routing (RIP)

Delivery, forwarding, and

10 Enterprise Network Design Internet access using NAT and PAT

11 Data Link Layer (1) WAN connectivity in Cisco Routers

Backbone Networks Switch Management and Security
Virtual LANs
2nd Semester

12 Topology design and analysis Activity: Rebuild small network office

13 Transport Layer (1) Ad Hoc Wireless Networking
UDP, and TCP Basic wireless router and client setup

14 Transport Layer (2) Cisco Switch VLANs Configuration


15 Transport Layer (3) Cisco Switch; basic configuration of STP

Congestion Control
16 Transport Layer (4) Cisco Switch; General Switching.
Quality of Service (QoS) Troubleshooting.

17 Application Layer (1) Subnetting: understanding VLSM

Domain Name System (DNS) Routing Protocols

18 Application Layer (2) implementation; OSPF configuration

Network Management: SNMP and EIGRP configuration

19 Application Layer (3) Access Lists (1)

Multimedia: RTP, RTCP

20 Application Layer (4) Access List (2)

Multimedia: VoIP or/and
Unified Communications

21 Application Layer (5) NAT implementation

22 Network Security (1)

23 Application Layer (6)

24 Network Security (2)

Revision Exam
Final Exam Week