Following on from COMP 2825 Computer Architecture, students are introduced to the basic concepts and terminology related to data communications, networking and network topologies. COMP 3725 replaces COMP 3721 in the CST/PTS Diploma and is equivalent to the full-time CST Diploma course. Students will learn about the TCP/IP protocol suite and the principles of protocols at the physical, data link, network and transport layers, the characteristics of transmission media, analog/digital transmission, multiplexing/switching techniques, basic error detection and correction, elementary data link protocols, flow control and an introduction to routing and congestion control issues. Multiple access protocols, the UDP and TCP protocols, networking and internetworking devices, LANs and WANs will also be discussed. The course has a strong emphasis on data communications at the physical layer and the assignments will reinforce the fundamental concepts and analysis techniques. Upon successful completion, students will be familiar with network protocol implementation using a layered approach and apply basic data communication theory to the design and analysis of networks.
Below is one offering of COMP 3725 for the Winter 2023 term.
Sat Jan 07 - Sat Apr 01 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 87398
Class meeting times
|Jan 07 - Apr 01||Sat||09:00 - 13:00||Online|
Chi En Huang
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Please email email@example.com for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 60 hours - 48 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 4 hours online and requires an additional 1 hours per week asynchronously. Late registration is not permitted. Class is in session February 18 (Family Day). No class on March 18.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the basic concepts and terminology related to data communications and networking.
- Explain the characteristics of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
- Discuss and analyze protocols at the physical, data link, network and transport layers.
- Discuss network protocol implementation using a layered approach.
- Apply basic data communication theory to the design and analysis of networks.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016
Data Communications for CST (COMP 3725) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
- Computer Systems
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