Dr. Nauman Aslam
Graduate Courses Taught
Physical and Datalink Control Protocols and Standards
This course covers issues relating to the physical and datalink layers of data communications networks. A review of basic digital communication theory is given, including modulation and demodulation techniques and their performance in noise and under bandwidth constraints. Physical layer standards of several wireline-based protocols are examined, and optical and wireless channels are also considered. Media access control techniques, framing structures, and error control procedures of several protocols are investigated.
This course covers foundations and theories related to switching and routing architectures. Specifically, topics covered in this course will be related to algorithms and protocols at layer 2 and layer-3 of the OSI model. In layer 2 protocols and technologies, we will cover topics including bridging, spanning tree, switching, virtual LANs and trunks. Routing protocols will include unicast (RIP, OSPF, BGP, etc.) and multi-cast routing protocols. The course is divided into ten modules providing key concepts related to design and deployment of routing architectures within a network under single administrative domain as well as the Internet.
The objective of this course is to provide fundamental concepts related to network design and management. This course consists of two key modules. In the first module, practical network, analysis and design concepts are primary focus. These concepts are reinforced with the help of practical case studies used throughout in the course. The second module covers foundations of network and system management, practices and technologies and related applications. The intent of this module is to provide a solid theoretical and practical perspective on management architectures, organizational, informational, functional, and communication models. A detailed study of SNMP-based protocols that are used to manage TCP/IP based networks is also covered.