MET CS 535 Computer Networks

Prerequisites: MET CS 575 and MET CS 201 or MET CS 231 or MET CS 232. Or instructor’s consent.
Delivery: Boston-Charles River Campus
Program: BS CS, MS CS core, MS TC core
Syllabus: CS 535 D1 – Fall 2012

Description: Overview of data communication and computer networks, including network hardware and software, as well as reference models, example networks, data communication services and network standardization. The OSI and the Internet (TCP/IP) network models are discussed. The course covers each network layer in details, starting from the Physical layer to towards the Application layer, and includes an overview of network security topics. Other topics covered include encoding digital and analog signals, transmission media, protocols. circuit, packet, message, switching techniques, internetworking devices, topologies. LANs/WANs, Ethernet, IP, TCP, UDP, and Web applications. Labs on network analysis. 4 credits.

Restrictions: This course may not be taken in conjunction with CS 625 or CS 425 (undergraduate). Only one of these courses can be counted towards degree requirements.