Computer Networks

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Course Code: 
MCN 7100
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 
  • This is an introductory course in computer networks and communication.  Areas covered in the course will include  Formatting and  transmission  of digital  information  over various  media;  Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model; Functions and specification of data link layer; Data link layer  protocols;  Networking  and  internetworking  principles;  Internet routing,  congestion  control and operation. Local area networks: Topologies, medium access under contention, basic queuing principles,  fundamental performance  evaluation.


  • This course provides a broad overview of computer networking, covering application layer, trans- port layer, network layer, and link layers.  It covers basic concepts in computer networking as well as the prominent Internet protocols.
Learning Outcomes: 

A successful learner  from the course shall obtain  a knowledge and  understanding  of computer communication network concepts that is very instrumental in building the foundation of the whole program.    Completing  students are  expected  to be very  conversant  with  the computer  network models and structure in terms of theoretical concepts of network protocols and components.

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