Data Communications and Networking
George Mason University
of Computer Science
time: Monday 4:30 - 7:10 pm.
location: ST-I Room 126
Instructor: Dr. Robert Simon
TA: Pamela Mishra
Office: ST-II, Rm. 423
Office hours: Monday
2:15 to 4:15
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E-mail: pmishra WHAT GOES HERE gmu edu
The course will present data communications fundamentals and computer
networking methods, using a modified TCP/IP reference model to organize
the study. Attention will be focused on the protocols of the physical,
data link control, network, and transport layers, for local and wide
area networks. Emphasis will be given to the Internet Protocol
Suite. We will also cover network security
This course is delivered to the Internet section online by Network
EducationWare (NEW). Students in all sections have accounts on
NEW and can play back the lectures and download the PDF slide files at
- William Stallings, Data and Computer Communications (8th
Edition), Prentice Hall, 2006.
Homework assignments are on
a semi-regular basis. We will also have a course project to
be assigned the second week of class.
- Project and homework
honor code and the CS
code applies. Further, no early exams will be
you must miss an exam then you must provide a written, verifiable
makeup exams will be offered until your excuse is verified.