CSCI 5360 - Internet Service Provider Networks uri icon



  • This course presents advanced networking design and implementation techniques through experiments with network measurement equipment, switches, router, and management interfaces. The course primarily focuses on Service Provider Transport technologies for capacity, scalability and fault tolerance. Students learn the essential network architectures of last mile and long haul network solutions used for public and private network traffic transport; implementation of SLAs, load balancing, first hop redundancy, and MPLS transport and L2/L3 VPN solutions. This course requires an average of 6 hours per week in the lab. Most lab exercises involve activities which require physical access to the hardware and cannot be done remotely. In addition to the lab time, students should also anticipate up to 6 additional hours of time for homework, reading, lab preparation and studying for exams. Recommended prerequisite: CSCI 5170.