INLS 578: Protocols and Network Management

During this course, I gained an introduction to theories and practical techniques related to the construction and management of computer networks.  I learned about:

  • The 7-tier OSI network model
  • The variety of physical media used to transport network signal
  • The structure of packets
  • The creation of local area networks using hubs, routers, and wireless access points
  • The difference between latency, bandwidth, and jitter
  • Debugging network issues using tools like pingtraceroute, and WireShark
  • The structure of TCP/IP communication
  • The importance of IPv6