Fundamental principles and concepts of computer networks; application, transport, network, and data link protocols. Contemporary and emerging networks; Internet protocols. Principles of quality of service, network security, and network management. Master of Information Technology (MIT) students only.
Computer networks and the associated protocols form the basis for modern data, voice, and video communications that are at the heart of information technology and the Internet. Knowledge of networks and protocols is important for network designers, network administrators, developers of networked applications, and managers supporting networks and networked applications. The design, deployment, and management of effective computer networks and protocols requires the ability to understand networks and protocols, analyze the performance of network designs, analyze the efficiency of protocols, and use network management tools to determine current network operating parameters. The presentation of this broad knowledge base on computer networks and protocols requires the time available in a two-course sequence. Broadly, the first course in the sequence concentrates on network standards and protocols. This course sequence provides the requisite knowledge in networks and protocols required for network designers, network administrators, distributed application developers, and network and telecommunications managers.
Percentage of Course
|1. Networks, the Internet, and protocols||5%|
|2. Application layer and example protocols||15%|
|3. Transport layer, example protocols, and congestion control||15%|
|4. Network layer, Internet Protocol, and routing||20%|
|5. Link layer and local area networks and example networks||15%|
|6. Multimedia and quality of service||10%|
|7. Network security||10%|
|8. Network management||10%|