CMPE150: Introduction to Computer Networks

Addresses issues arising in organizing communications among autonomous computers. Network models and conceptual layers; Internet-working; characteristics of transmission media; switching techniques (packet switching, circuit switching, cell switching); medium access control (MAC) protocols and local area networks; error-control strategies and link-level protocols; routing algorithms for bridges and routers; congestion control mechanisms; transport protocols; application of concepts to practical wireless and wireline networks and standard protocol architectures. Students who have completed course 80N can take this course for credit. Prerequisite(s): course 16 and either courses 12 and 12L, or Computer Science 12B and 12M. Concurrent enrollment in course 150L is required.

5 credits

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer

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