Introduction to Communication Networks (CSEN 503) German University in Cairo (GUC)

This is an introductory course to the basic concepts in computer communication networks. The Internet, which is an important part of the communication infrastructure, is considered throughout the course as a case study. The course introduces the students to the architecture, protocols and applications of computer networks. Topics covered follow a top-down approach starting from the application layer up to the physical layer, going through transport, sockets interface, congestion control, routing, addressing, and data link layer. Some advanced topics will also be discussed such as mobile-IP and multimedia networking.

This course provides the basis needed to understand how networks and Internet work. Also, it is a prerequisite for the network and media lab.

The German University in Cairo, GUC, is an Egyptian Private University founded by the presidential decree 27/2002, according to the law number 101/1992 and its executive regulations number 355/1996.

German university in Cairo/Deutsche Universität in Kairo has been established in 2002 in cooperation with the State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden- Württemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy in Cairo, the Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, The State University of Tübingen and The State University of Mannheim.

The German University in Cairo is an independent, non-profit oriented Egyptian private institution, managed by a consortium of Germans and Egyptians with the vision of building a leading center of excellence in teaching and research that will effectively contribute to the general welfare nationally and internationally and endeavour the scientific, technical, economic and cultural cooperation between Egypt and Germany.

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