00220033 (Computer network and Internet)

Course Name: Computer network and Internet




Course Number: 00220033

Program: Undergraduate program

Type: Elective

Credits: 3

Term Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): The Fundamentals of Computer

Instructor(s): Rong Zeng


Douglas. E. Comer, Computer network and Internet


Douglas. E. Comer, Internet Working With TCP/IP (I, II, III), Prentice Hall, 1995

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to give the preliminary introduction of computer networks by means of sending the basic concept and the structure of computer networks, and to help students to learn the application of computer networks through experiment. The course includes three sections:① Foundation of computer communication and local area network technology; ② Wide area network technology and TCP / IP protocol suite; ③ Applications of computer networks, mainly including network application, network security, and network planning.

Course Objectives and Outcomes:

Numbers in brackets are linked to educational outcomes.

1.Students are familiar with the concept and technology of computer network, which is the foundation of the successive studying. [1,3]

2.Students could understand the protocols and the hierarchical structure of network.

3.Students could develop the abilities to do experiments and to solve problems. [2,5]

Course Topics:

1.Introduction to Computer networks and Internets.

2.Physical layer: The fundamental of computer networks & Transmission medium.

3.Data link layer: The concept of frame、Topology of LAN & Hardware addressing.

4.Protocols 、Types and Technology of LAN.

5.Wireless networks.

6.Technology of WAN & Intro of broadband network technology.

7.Internetworking: Packet exchange、routing、principles、protocols & agriculture.

8.Network layer: IP、ARP、RARP、IP Address、datagram forwarding.

9.Network layer: IP package、Segmentation and Reassembly, IPV6 & Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP).

10.Transport layer: TCP & Reliable data transfer.

11.Network Application 1: Client / server interactions, Socket Interface and Winsock applications, Domain Name System.

12.Network Application 2: SMTP, POP and e-mail system,, DHCP, FTP, HTTP.

13.Computer Network Security and Management 1: Overview, SNMP and network management, network security, firewall.

14.Computer Network Security and Management 1: message encryption technology, digital certificates and digital signatures, Internet Passport.

15.Network planning, network application and its implementation.


1.The basic concepts of network.

2.Realization of a simple local area network.

3.Router-based Wide Area Network implementation.

4.Implementation of DNS and IIS services.

5.Implementation of NAT and Proxy services.

Course Assessment:

Experiment Report, 60 points.

Mid-term exam score, 10 points.