CISC 7332X Local Area Networks

37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

Local area network (LAN) technology. Topologies and transmission media. LAN protocols. The IEEE 802 standard. High speed LANs. Optical fiber LANs. The FDDI standard. Circuit-switched LANs. LAN performance measurements. The network interface. Internetworking. Network design issues. Commercial systems.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 7300X [703X] or 7310X [704X] or a course in operating systems; Computer and Information Science 7302X [742.1X] or a course in computer organization; and Mathematics 6652X [652X] or a course in probability and statistics.

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