S DATACOM TSEC(TSEC) Fort Gordon, GA 10-25 July 2008

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S
YLLABUS

DATACOM

T
ELECOMMUNICATIONS
S
YSTEMS
E
NGINEER
C
OURSE

(TSEC)

Fort Gordon
, GA

10
-
25

J
uly

200
8


I
NSTRUCTOR
:



D
ATES
:

Nine

Sessions
:


10
-
11, 14
-
18, and 21
-
22

J
uly

2008

Classroom Contact Hours: 08:30AM


12:30PM

Office Hours: 01:30PM


03:30PM

One Revi
ew Session
:

22

July

2008 01:30PM


5:30PM

Final Exam Session
:

25

July

2008 08:30AM


12:30PM


L
OCATION
:

Room# TBA
,

Building TBA
,
Fort Gordon
, GA


C
OURSE
D
ESCRIPTION
:

The course discusses the basic principles and topics of fundamental importance which ar
e involved in data
networks, while at the same time emphasizing
networking
protocols and network applications. The first
part of the course provides an overview of the key concepts, design principles and functions which form the
basis for layered network a
rchitectures. The focus will be on the basic components of
the

Internet and its
associated protocol layers and service models. The goal is

to provide the students with an over
view of
computer
networks.

The second part of the course discusses the fundament
al issues related to the design of computer
networking protocols. The approach is to discuss the fundamental concepts first and then show their
application in real networks. The focus will be on the design issues related to the data link layer, network
and

transport layers, with an emphasis on the concept of Internetworking, a powerful abstraction that
allows dealing with the complexity of multiple underlying communication technologies. Discussion topics
include network access control, flow and error contro
l, routing and congestion control, and naming and
addressing.

The public Internet will be used as the principle vehicle to discuss the applications of these
concepts to computer networking protocols.

The third part of the course discusses special types of
computer networks that have been popular in recent
years and introduce special design, operation, and management challenges. These networks include
multimedia networks, wireless networks, mobile networks, and wireless sensor networks.


R
EQUIRED
T
EXT
BOOK
:



Kurose and Ross,
Computer Networking: A Top
-
Down Approach
(
4
th

edition)


P
REREQUISITE
:

None



G
RADING
I
NFORMATION
:

Total Grade (100%) will be
distributed as follows
:
Homework Assignments

=

3
0
%

&

Final Exam

=
7
0
%

Notes:



Homework assignments will be gi
ven to reinforce the concepts presented during the class session.



A few

practicing
quizzes may be given during
all or some of
the eight class sessions to help students
assess their level of understanding of the material. This will also help

the

instructo
r

to

assess
students’
digestion of the material
.

These

practicing

quizzes will not be counted toward the
total

grade.



A practice exam
may be
given to provide students with a feedback on their performance level.



The Final exam is designed to assess
student
s’ u
nderstanding of the course content.



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G
RADING
G
UIDELINES
:


According to the TSEC grading policy, students must receive a 70% overall average grade to pass this
module,
as well as a minimum of 70% on the Final exam
.


P
LAGIARISM
:

Refer to TSEC Managem
ent SOP paragraph 21.


C
OURSE

T
OPICS

AND
S
CHEDULE
:


The topics in t
he module
eight
sessions will
be as follows:


Session I: Computer Networking Architecture and
Services







Reading
: Chapter I (pages 1


52)



Review: None



New
Topics
:

o

What is a comp
uter network?



How do humans communicate?



How do computers communicate?



Analogy?

o

Overview of

a
Typical
Computer N
etwork?



Protocol concept



End systems, Clients, and Servers



Types of Services Based on Connections



Types of Operation Based on Switching Me
chanism

o

Access
Services



Physical Media



Backbone



ISP

o

Switching



Telephony



Data



Comparisons and brainstorming

o

Network Performance and QoS



Delay



Packet Loss



Jitter



Throughput



Queuing and Processing


o


Protocols Layers



Benefit of Layered Architecture



OSI Refe
rence Model



TCP/IP Architecture



Terminology



Summary


Session II: Network Applications and Transport Protocols







Reading
: Chapter
2

(pages
73



164
)
&

Chapter
3

(pages
183



269
)



Review:

o


Computer Networking Architecture and Services

o

Protocol

Lay
er
s



New
Topics
:

o

Application Layer



Principles

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Most Common Applications



Similarities and differences between Applications



HTTP Application



FTP Application



E
-
mail



DNS



P2P

o

Socket Programming

o

Transport Layer Services




Overview



Multiplexing and Demultiplex
ing

o


Reliable versus Unreliable Data Transfer



Window
-
Based Mechanisms



Go
-
Back
-
N and selective Repeat

o

Flow Control

o

UDP



Overview



Segment

Structure



Operation



Features



Applications




o

TCP



Overview



Segment

Structure



Operation



Flow Control



Features (Reliability
, Delay, Throughout)



Connection Management



Applications



Summary


Session III:
Network Layer and
R
outing Pro
tocols








Reading
:
Chapter 3 (pages
269



292
)

&
Chapter 4 (pages 299


386
)



Review:

o

Application Layer

o

Transport Layer

o

TCP vs. UDP

o

Flow C
ontrol



New Topics:

o

Congestion Control



Principles



General Mechanisms



TCP Congestion Control



Operation



Delay Modeling



Fairness

o


Relation Between Transport Layer and Network Layer
Forwarding, Routing, and Switching

o

Virtual Circuits

o

Routers



Ports

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Switch
ing



Processing

o

IP



Definition



Datagram Format



Features



Versions (IPv4 and IPv6)

o


Routing Algorithms



Link
-
State Routing



Distance
-
Vector Routing



Summary


Session IV:
Link

Layer and
Local Area Networks









Reading
:
Chapter 4 (pages
387



399)
&
Chapter
5

(pages
417



491
)



Review:

o

TCP Congestion Control

o

IP

o

Routing



New Topics:

o

Routing Algorithms
(revisited)



Link
-
State Routing



Distance
-
Vector Routing

o

Broadcasting

o

Multicasting

o

Link Layer Overview

o

Relation Between Link and Transport Layers

o

Reliab
ility Mechanisms



Error Detection



Error correction



Checksum

o

Multiple Access Control Algorithms



TDMA



FDMA



ALOHA



Slotted ALOHA



CSMA

o

Local Area Networks (LAN)



Overview



MAC Addresses



Ethernet

o

Hubs and Switches

o

Point
-
to
-
Point Protocol

o

Brief
Overview of ATM
and MPLS



Summary


Session V: Wireless
Networks









Reading
: Chapter 6 (pages 503


559)



Review:

o

Link Layer

o

Error Detection and Error Correction

o

ALOHA and CSMA

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o

LAN and Ethernet

o

Hubs and Switches



New Topics:

o

Overview of Wireless and Mobile Netwo
rks



Features



Design Challenges



Management Challenges

o

CDMA

o

WiFi (IEEE 802.11)



Architecture



MAC



Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15)

o

WiMAX



Overview



What is special?



Summary



Practice
Exam


Session VI:
Mobile Networks and
Special Wireless
Networks







Reading
:
Le
cture Notes and Slides




Review:

o

CDMA

o

WiFi

o

Mobile IP

o

Mobility Management



New Topics:

o

Mobility Management



Addresses



Routing



Borrowing Ideas from Cellular Networks



GSM



Handoffs

o

Mobile IP

o

Impact of Mobility on other Layers

o

Ad
-
Hoc Networks



Types and Func
tions




Design Issues

o

Wireless Sensor Networks



Definition



Constraints and Challenges



Energy



Processing



Noise

o

Medium Access Control



S
-
MAC



IEEE 802.15.4

o

Routing



Energy
-
aware Routing



Attribute
-
based Routing

o

Infrastructure



Topology Control

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Clustering




Time Synchronization



Localization



Summary


Session
VII
: Multimedia Networking











Reading
: Chapter 7 (pages 565


643)



Review:

o

Ad Hoc Networks

o

Wireless Sensor Networks

o

Energy
-
aware Routing

o

MAC for wireless Sensor Networks



New Topics:

o

Ov
erview and Applications

o

Importance and Features

o

Processing



Compression



Error
-
Resilient Pre
-
Processing

o

Stored Multimedia



Web Servers



Real
-
Time Streaming

o

Post
-
Processing



Jitter



Packet Loss



Interpolation

o

Real
-
Time Interactivity



RTP

&

RTCP



SIP



H.323

o

Inte
grated Services

o

Differentiated Services

o

RSVP




Summary


Session VIII:

Network Management











Reading
: Chapter
9

(pages 729


757)



Review:

o

Multimedia Compression

o

Streaming Stored Multimedia

o

Networking Interactive Multimedia

o

Pre
-

and Post
-
Processing

o

Intserv vs. Diffserv





New Topics:

o

Overview

o

Infrastructure

o

SMI

o

MIB

o

SNMP

o

Administration




Summary