Computer Networking

Course Code: ELIC 223

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course is an introduction to computer networks. Network topologies are introduced and the relative differences in scope between LAN, MAN and WAN implementations are examined. Computer organization is reviewed and expanded to network organization. In the process, typical network hardware, such as interfaces, various cabling methods, switches, routers, hubs, etc., is introduced. Data encapsulation and encoding follows, the OCI model and the TCP/IP model are introduced and the protocol layers are studied in detail. The programming interfaces to several card models are examined and routing and routers are introduced. The TCP/IP protocol suite is also studied in detail as is IP addressing and subnetting. Finally, the major topic of network security is covered. The course concludes with a look at wireless network technologies and standards.