Course Outline


This course is a lab. The goal of the course is to reinforce some of the networking concepts that were taught in any introductory networking course. The lab is structured around exercises that highlight topics such as addressing, subnetting, bridging, ARP, routing (RIP, OSPF), TCP, ICMP, etc. The course consists of 8 weeks of labs. Every week a series of exercises are required to be completed. Lab reports are used to evaluate the students’ understanding of the material and document the exercises. Students are required to review introductory networking material for each lab. An accompanying text will used and for each exercise the relevant chapters will be given.


Prerequisites: Introduction to Networking Course (a strict requirement!)


Text: Mastering Networks: An Internet Lab Manual, Jorg Liebeherr and Magda El Zarki, Publ. Addison Wesley

Class Notes: Available on the web (see below)


Class Time: Monday:  5pm – 7:50pm

Class Room:  DBH 1200


Lab Room: CS 364


TA: Ye Zhao


TA Lab Hours: Tuesday 1 - 3, Wednesday 11 - 1, Friday 10 - 12


My coordinates: DB 3216,

My office hours: Wednesday 3:30m - 4:30pm


Course Requirements: Weekly lab reports (includes pre-lab questionnaire) to be dubmitted to EEE by 5pm on designated date (36% of grade). Pop Quizes (6%), Midterm and Final Quizzes (24% and 34% respectively of grade).

Course Schedule