BILKENT
UNIVERSITY

CS 421 Computer Networks, Spring '18

Section 2

10:40-12:30 M, 8:40-10:30 Th, EE05

Dr.
Tugrul Dayar

Department of Computer Engineering (521 Engineering Building)

e-mail: tugrul@cs.bilkent.edu.tr

Office Hours: 15:40-17:30 Th (or if this is not
possible, by appointment from x1981)

Teaching Assistants:

Bulut Aygunes (427
Engineering Building)

e-mail: bulut.aygunes@bilkent.edu.tr

Office Hours: 10:40-12:30 W (or if this is not possible, by appointment from
x1451)

Yarkin Deniz Cetin (427 Engineering
Building)

e-mail: yarkin.cetin@bilkent.edu.tr

Office Hours: 13:40-15:30 M (or if this is not possible, by appointment from
x1451)

**Prerequisite:**

CS 102 Algorithms and Programming II/CS 112 Introduction to Object-Oriented
Programming/CS 114 Introduction to Programming for Engineers and

MATH 230 Probability and Statistics for Engineers/MATH 250 Introduction to
Probability/MATH 255 Probability and Statistics.

**Textbook:**

J.F. Kurose and K.W. Ross, *Computer
Networking*, 5th edition, Addison Wesley, 2010.

**References:**

- L.L. Peterson and B.S.Davie,
*Computer Networks*, 4th edition, Morgan Kaufman, 2007. - A.S. Tanenbaum,
*Computer Networks*, 4th edition, Prentice-Hall, 2003.

**Software:**

- Wireshark: A
Network Protocol Analyzer

**Course
Outline:**

- Computer Networks and the Internet (Chapter 1 in
textbook: 1 week, slides)
- Application Layer (Chapter 2 in textbook: 3 weeks, slides)
- Transport Layer (Chapter 3 in textbook: 3 weeks, slides)
- The Network Layer (Chapter 4 in textbook: 4 weeks, slides)
- The Link Layer and Local Area Networks (Chapter 5 in
textbook: 3 weeks, slides)

**Announcements:**

**Grading:**

- Pop quizzes (25%)
- Midterm (25%) covers Chapters 1-3,
- Final (30%) comprehensive, covers Chapters 1-3, Chapter
4 (except 4.7), and Chapter 5 (except 5.7-5.8),

In order to be able to take the final exam,

one must obtain an average of at least 40% from the quiz and midterm grades;

else one will receive FZ. - Computer/Programming Assignments (18%) (Assignment 1, Assignment
2, Assignment 3)
- Homework (2%) (Assignment 1, Assignment 2)

Scores.

Other information may be obtained from CS 421 Computer Networks.