CS 447/547 Computer Networks - Fall 2016 (OzU Section)

Instructor: Dr. Ali C. Begen
Email: ali.begen AT ozyegin.edu.tr
Office Hours: After the class (Please make an appointment in advance)


Location and Time: EF_AB1.246, Monday 9am-12pm (See below for exceptions)
Website: http://bit.do/OzU_CS447
Textbook: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 6/e
TA: Umut Ulutas (umut.ulutas AT ozu.edu.tr)

Course Overview

Description: This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts in the design and implementation of computer networks, protocols and applications. Topics to be covered include network architectures, applications, network programming interfaces, transport layer, routing layer and link layer. Time permitting, we will overview wireless networking and protocols, too.
Prerequisites: CS 201


I will not take attendance, however, participation to the discussions in the class is part of your grade.
  • Midterm I - 20%
  • Midterm II - 20%
  • Midterm III - 25%
  • Homework - 25%
  • Class participation - 10%
Note that for CS 547 students, there will not be a third midterm or homework, but there will be a project (50%).


The topics and dates are subject to change. The slides we cover in the class are available here.

  • Week 1 (9/19): Computer networks and the Internet
  • Week 2 (9/26): Computer networks and the Internet
  • Week 3 (10/3): Application layer
  • Week 4 (10/10): Application layer
  • Week 5 (10/17): Transport layer (Additional hour of lecture)
  • Week 6 (10/24): No class (due to my travel)
  • Week 7 (10/31): Midterm I (in the class)
  • Week 8 (11/7): Transport and network layer (Additional hour of lecture)
  • Week 9 (11/14): Network layer
  • Week 10 (11/21): Link layer
  • Week 11 (11/28): Link layer
  • Week 12 (12/5): Wireless and mobile networks
  • Week 13 (12/12): Midterm II (in the class)
  • Week 14 (12/19): General overview (all), midterm III (CS 447, in the class)

Homework Assignments

The assignments are posted in the "wireshark" folder at this link. You should go thru the intro document first, if you are not familiar with Wireshark. Each homework is 5% of your final grade. Due dates are posted at Google Classroom Web site.

Submissions: Submissions are to be made through Google Classroom. Make sure to login with your OzU account and CS 447 is listed in your class list.


The multiple-choice and true-false questions are posted in the "exercises" folder at this link. The answers will be posted at the same link. You should review these questions before the midterms.

Survey Results

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Last Update: February 01, 2017