Course Outcomes for CSC 401 - Data and Computer Communications Networks

Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to...

  1. Describe the principles and benefits of a layered communication protocol architecture, and identify the different components of the OSI and TCP/IP layered protocol architectures
  2. Describe and analyze the functions and operations of a data link protocol such as flow control, error detection, and error recovery
  3. Explain and evaluate the fundamental concepts of circuit-switching, virtual-circuit-switching and packet-switching architectures in wide area networks
  4. Describe the fundamentals of the Ethernet, TCP/IP and ATM protocol architectures
  5. Explain and evaluate methods of congestion control and traffic management in data networks
  6. Apply statistical methods to perform basic performance analysis of generic ARQ and MAC protocols

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