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					                         University of Petra
           Faculty of Administrative and Financial Sciences
                          MIS Department


                                    Syllabus
       Course Name          Computer Networks
       Course Number        305306
       Prerequisite         305201 Management Information Systems

Course description:
 Background on Computer Networks and data Communications, math,
 and physics of the Computer Networks, plus pre-knowledge of operating
 systems.
1. Course Objectives :
In support of this mission the department does the following:
     Learning the students the basic ideas as well as the advanced tools
      on how to measure the real efficiency of a gioven networks
     Introducing the state-of-art topics on the computer networks
      available todays
     Improving the computation skills in measuring the throughputs.
     Giving them the principles of how to design a qualitative computer
      nets.
     Diffrentaiting between different networks depinding on
      performmance parameters

2. Learning Outcomes (knowledge & Skills)
    At the end of this course the students should be able to:

                                 Course Content
    Week                          Subject                          Textbook
              Introduction to Computer Networks.

              1.   Data Communication
     1,2      2.   Networks                                        Ch. 1
              3.   Protocols and Standards
              4.   Standard Organizations




                                         1
                                Course Content
Week                             Subject         Textbook
           Basic Concepts.

           1.   Line Configuration
           2.   Topology
3,4
           3.   Transmission Mode
                                                 Ch. 2
           4.   Categories of Networks
           5.   Internet works

           Data Transmission

          1.    Simplex
5,6       2.    Half Duplex                      Ch. 3
          3.    Full Duplex
          4.    Categories of Networks

           Telecommunications And Networking.

           1. Telecommunications
7,8        2. Types of Transmission Lines        Ch.4
           3. Analog and Digital Signals
           4. Transmission Media
        3. Information, Computers, Networks.
            1. Connectivity
            2. Filtering,
9,10
            3. forwarding
                                                 Ch. 5
            4. Networks of Networks
            5. Multiplexing
        OSI Model.
        OSI Model and data flow:
        1. Physical layer.
        2. Data link layer
11,12   3. Network layer                         Ch. 6
        4. Transport layer
        5. Presentation layer
        6. Session layer
        7- Application layer
        Transmission Media.
        1- Guided media :
             Twisted pair cable
             Coaxial cable
             Fiber Optics
        2- Unguided media :
13,14                                            Ch. 7
             Radio
             Microwave
             Satellite
        3- Ethernet cabling
        4- Electromagnetic spectrum
        5-Trasmission Impairments
15,16   The Internet: Addressing & Services      Ch. 8

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                              Course Content
Week                           Subject                           Textbook
             Internet Address Classes
             How IP Addresses Distributed
             Subnets
             Dynamic Addressing
             Domain Name System
 17         Final Exam ( 40 Marks)

                 Teaching and Learning Methods ‫أساليب التدريس‬
1- Lectures
2- Slides
3- Practical Exercises
4- Field Visits
5- Researches
6- Others

                    Assessment Instruments ‫وسائل التقييم‬
Examinations
 - First Exam                             20 %
 - Second Exam                            20 %
 - Second Exam                            50 %
Others

      Text Book & Supporting Materials ‫المرجع األساسي والمراجع اإلصافية‬
                                1. Text Book:
 Author (s)           Prentice Hall, 2000. ISBN: 0-13-084370-9.
 Title               W. Stallings. Data & Computer Communications,
 Publisher
 Year of Edition      (6th dition).2004

                               2. Other Books:
 Author (s)          Prentice Hall, 2003
 Title               Tanenbaum, A. S. Computer Networks)
 Publisher
 Year of Edition     (Fifth Edition 2006)




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