Course Description: This course is part of Northwestern's M.S. in Information Technology program, a Master's degree program targeting IT professionals. The course covers the basic principles of computer networks and the application of these principles in the protocols used in the Internet. Specific concepts covered include Switching, Medium Access Control, Addressing, Routing, Naming, Congestion Control, and Quality of Service. Protocols covered include Ethernet, PPP, IPv4, IPv6, ICMP, RIP, OSPF, TCP, UDP and DNS.
Students can access course handouts on the course's Blackboard site.