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ECE 423. Computer Network Architecture

Credits: 3
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Description: Data communication basics, network architecture and protocols, fundamentals of computer and communciations networks, network simulation and analysis. Special emphasis on hardware. Labs with design emphasis. Additional projects for graduate credit.
Prerequisites: ECE 323
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the basic components in computer networks and data/voice systems, their characteristics and functions.
2. Explain the concepts and designs of network architectures and protocols for the physical and data link layers.
3. Assess data communications and networking using the Internet (TCP/IP-based packet switching) and other types of networks (Frame Relay, ATM, Token Ring, etc.)
4. Identify security weaknesses and implement security controls for communication networks.

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