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Approx. 16 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Peer-to-Peer Protocols

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 30 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Peer-to-Peer Protocols and Services6m
Stop-and-Wait ARQ6m
S&W Performance, and Go-Back-N ARQ6m
Go-back-N and Selective-Repeat ARQ7m
6 readings
Reference Books10m
Lecture Slides - Peer-to-Peer Protocols and Services10m
Lecture Slides - Stop-and-Wait ARQ10m
Lecture Slides - S&W Performance, and Go-Back-N ARQ10m
Lecture Slides - Go-back-N and Selective-Repeat ARQ10m
RFC 793, “Transmission Control Protocol: DARPA Internet program protocol specification”30m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Peer-to-Peer Protocols20m
Graded Assessment - Peer-to-Peer Protocols20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Reliable Services and Data Link Controls

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 20 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Framing and PPP6m
HDLC, Multiplexing6m
4 readings
Lecture Slides - TCP Reliable Stream and Flow Control10m
Lecture Slides - Framing and PPP10m
Lecture Slides - HDLC, Multiplexing10m
“The generic framing procedure: an overview”, E. Hernandez-Valencia, M. Scholten, and Zhenyu Zhu, IEEE communications Magazine, 40(5), 2002 (Required)2h
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Reliable Services and Data Link Controls20m
Graded Assessment - Reliable Services and Data Link Controls20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Medium access control

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
MAC Random Access: Aloha5m
Random Access: CSMA and CSMA/CD6m
Scheduling Approaches6m
4 readings
Lecture Slides - Medium Access Control10m
Lecture Slides - MAC Random Access: Aloha10m
Lecture Slides - Random Access: CSMA and CSMA/CD10m
Lecture Slides - Scheduling Approaches10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Medium Access Controls20m
Graded Assessment - Medium Access Controls20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Local Area Networks

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 19 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Wireless LANs: CSMA-CA5m
Wireless LANs: Medium Access Control6m
4 readings
Lecture Slides - Local Area Networks (LANs)30m
Lecture Slides - Wireless LANs: CSMA-CA30m
Lecture Slides - Wireless LANs: Medium Access Control30m
“IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks”, IEEE Communication Magazine, pp. 116-126, September 1997. (Required)1h
2 practice exercises
Practice Assessment - Local Area Networks20m
Graded Assessment - Local Area Networks20m

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