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IST220.003 Networking and Telecommunications

Syllabus

Schedule

Note:

  1. Schedule is subject to change.
  2. Penn State Fall 19 Schedule.

Week

Date

Lecture

Pre-Class ReadingSlidesHomework Assignments

Group Research / Lab Assignments

1

8/26

Course introduction

 week1-1.pptx 

 

 

8/28

Network models (Ch. 1)

Ch. 1week1-2.pptx 


 

8/30

Network models, Internet applications (Ch. 3)Ch. 3.1 – 3.12week1-3.pptx 

 

2

9/2

Labor Day – No Class

   

 

 

9/4

Internet applications (Ch. 4)

Ch. 4.1 – 4.23see above 

 

 9/6

Internet applications (Ch. 4), Group research assignment 1

Ch. 4.1 – 4.23week2-3.pptx Research assignment 1

3

9/9

Data communications (Ch. 5 & 6)Ch. 5, Ch. 6.1-6.9

week3-1.pptx

week3-1-draw.pptx

SquareWaveFourier.xlsx

  

 

9/11

Information sources and signals (Ch. 6)

Ch. 6.10-6.13, 6.17-6.19week3-2.pptx 

 

 9/13

Group research assignment 1

  Homework Assignment 1Group research assignment 1 due on 9/15 at 11:59pm

4

9/16

Transmission media (Ch. 7)

Ch. 7week4-1.pptx 

 

9/18

 Reliability and Channel Coding (Ch. 8)

Ch. 8.1 – 8.12week4-2.pptx  
 9/20

Midterm 1 Review

  Homework 1 due on 9/20 at 11:59pm 

5

9/23

Preparation for midterm – No class

   


 

9/25

Midterm 1

   


 9/27

Group research assignment 2

   

6

9/30

Modulation and modems (Ch. 10)

    

 

10/2

Modulation and modems (Ch. 10)

   


 10/4

Group research assignment 2

    

7

10/7

Multiplexing and demultiplexing (Ch. 11)     

 

10/9

LAN topologies (Ch. 13)

   

 

 10/11Lab assignment 1
   

 

8

10/14

LAN topologies (Ch. 13)

    
 10/16

LAN topologies (Ch. 13)

   

 

 

10/18

Lab assignment 2

   

 

9

10/21

Wired LAN (Ch. 15)

    

 

10/23

LAN Extensions (Ch. 17)

   


 10/25

Midterm 2 Review

   


10

10/28

Preparation for midterm – No class

    

 

10/30

Midterm 2

   

 

 11/1 Group research assignment 3
    

11

11/4

WAN (Ch. 18)

    

 

11/6

WAN (Ch. 18); Internetworking Concepts (Ch. 20)

    
 11/8

Lab assignment 3

   

 

12

11/11

 Internet and IP addressing (Ch. 21)   

 

 

11/13

 Datagram forwarding (Ch. 22)

    
 11/15Lab assignment 3
   

 

13

11/18

Datagram forwarding (Ch. 22)    

 

11/20

Datagram forwarding (Ch. 22)

    
 11/22Lab assignment 4
    
1411/24-30Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes    

15

12/2

Transport layer protocol / UDP (Ch. 24)

    

 

12/4

TCP (Ch. 25)

    
 12/6 Lab assignment 5
  
 

16

12/9

Final review

   

 

 

12/11

Q&A  

 

 12/13Q&A  

17TBDFinal Exam     

 

 

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