|| CS35610 |
|| NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Dr Mark Ratcliffe |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Mr David Price, Dr Neal Snooke |
|| CS14020 or CS15210 |
|| CS25110 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 22 lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || Up to 4 workshop sessions |
|| Practical || Up to 4 x 2hr |
|| Supplementary examination || Will take the same form, under the terms of the Department's policy. || |
|| Course work || A2 Coursework assessment based on private study and reports of laboratory practicals. || 20% |
|| Exam || 2 Hours A1 || 80% |
|| http://www.aber.ac.uk/compsci/ModuleInfo/CS35610 |
This module deals with networking and communications Technologies. It builds on earlier studies in CS15210.
This module builds on the base provided by CS15210 or CS14020, extending the students' knowledge of communications technologies. In particular, Ethernet will be studied in detail as an example of a typical local area network. Integrated Services Digital Network technology will also be considered in detail to provide an example of a wide area publicly available technology supporting a variety of services. The module will also provide insights into the concepts and protocols which underly newer fiber optic based fast technologies such as Cell and Frame relay networks.
On successful completion of the module students will be able to:
express a consolidated and extended understanding and knowledge of key network technologies, standards and their associated general concepts; (A1)
critically evaluate emerging technologies, relating them to the evolution of existing technologies and their problems; (A1)
apply the principles of information theory to the coding of information; (A1)
demonstrate the ability to apply general concepts to experimental investigation of a range of specific communication technologies. (A2)
demonstrate an appreciation of the issues involved in the planning and management of networks. (A1)
1. Information and Coding - 3 Lectures
Elements of information theory; formal definition of information content and redundancy. Fixed and variable length codes; optimal coding. Error detecting and error correcting codes; simple examples. The ASCII code and its characteristics.
2. Ethernet - 6 Lectures
Switched 100Mbps Ethernet; Gigabit Ethernet.
3. Wide area and High Speed Network Technologies - 8 Lectures
N-ISDN including HDLC as an example datalink protocol; B-ISDN; ATM; Frame relay; SMDS; MANs; Optical Networking.
4. Residential Services - 3 Lectures
ASDL; HDSL; Set top boxes.
5. Network Planning and Management - 2 Lectures
Network Management; Network Planning.
** Should Be Purchased
Lewis Mackenzie. (1998)
Communications and Networks. McGraw Hill 0077092732
** Consult For Futher Information
William Stallings. (1998)
ISDN and Broadband ISDN with Frame Relay and ATM. 4th Ed.. Prentice Hall ISBN 0139737448
William Stallings. (1999)
Data and Computer Communications. 6th Ed.. Longman Higher Education ISBN 0130863882