CISC 7332                                                                                                               Prof. C. Ziegler

Course Requirements

Textbook & Lecture Notes:


1. Required Textbook: Data and Computer Communications, 10th ed. by - W. Stallings (Pearson /Prentice-Hall)


2. Reference Textbook: Local Area and Metropolitan Area Networks 6th ed. by - W. Stallings (Pearson /Prentice-Hall)

3. Copies of the lecture notes are available for download on Professors Ziegler's Web site.

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Class Meetings:

Attendance is an academic requirement. You are responsible for whatever is done in class, whether or not you attend. In particular, you are responsible for the timely submission of all homework assignments.


While attending class, students are required to conduct themselves in an academically, professional manner. Students are expected to arrive on time. While in class, students are to maintain proper academic decorum by not engaging in talking with fellow classmates or other disruptive activities. Any student engaged in disruptive activities will be subject to academic discipline; including, lowering of their final grade and/or expulsion from the class.

            All Cell Phones and Beepers must be turned off before coming to class!


Homework will be assigned from each chapter covered in the text. Solutions for the assigned problems are available on Professor Ziegler’s web site for this course.

            Timely completion of assigned homework is essential for doing well in this class!


There will be two examination, a midterm examination and a final examination. Each exam will count for 50% of your grade. There will be no make-up exams.

Course Grade:

The exact mapping of weighted term average to alphabetic grade will be determined at the end of the semester by Professor Ziegler.