CIS 654: Computer Networking (Winter 2014)

Course Information

Lecture time: T 6:00 - 8:50 PM
Lecture location: Kennedy Hall 358
Textbook: Internetworking with TCP/IP Vol 1, 6th Edition, by Douglas E. Comer
Syllabus: 654w14syllabus.pdf


Andrew Kalafut
Email: kalafuta at gvsu dot edu
Office: Kennedy Hall 359
Office Hours: T 5:00 - 5:50 PM (immediately before class)



Date:Feb 18, 2014 (tenative)

The midterm exam is worth 25% of the course grade. Please see the midterm guide.


Date:Apr 22, 2014

The final exam is worth 25% of the course grade. Please see the final exam guide.


Your weekly assignment is to do the readings specified in the schedule below. Much of this course is based on discussion and questions, which are made much more difficult if you have not done the reading.

There will additionally be two major assignments, each worth 25% of your course grade.

Lecture Schedule

Note: This schedule is approximate and subject to change depending on speed of coverage or other circumstances.

Jan 7 Class canceled due to snow. None
Jan 14 Intro/Review of computer networks Chapters 1 - 4
Jan 21 Addressing Chapters 5,6
Jan 28 Class Cancelled due to snow None
Feb 4 IP Forwarding, UDP Chapters 7, 8, 10
Feb 11 TCP, Routing Chapters 11, 13
Feb 18 Midterm Exam, Sockets Programming N/A
Feb 25 Routing Chapter 14
Mar 4 Spring Break - no class N/A
Mar 11 Label Switching Chapters 16, 17
Mar 18 Security, VPN, Overlay Networks Chapters 29, 19
Mar 25 Autoconfiguration Chapter 22
Apr 1 DNS, Web, Email Chapters 23 - 25
Apr 8 Voice over IP Chapter 26
Apr 15 Software Defined Networking Chapter 29
Apr 22 Final Exam N/A