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Module number:

CO32010

Module name:

Network Operating Systems

Module leader:

Dr William Buchanan

Email:

w.buchanan@napier.ac.uk

Timetable (Lecture/Tutorial)

The usage of Tutorial sessions is flexible and may vary depending on whether the main material has been covered in the Lecture session.

The main objective of the NOS subject is provide a foundations of the components which make up a networking operating system, including the principles of operating systems, distributed elements, and networking infrastructure, especially routers.

Week 1

Operating Systems

Lecture: The first lecture presents an outline of the subject, and the areas that are covered. This then leads onto some of the foundations principles of operating systems. To be completed.

Tutorial:

Worksheet:

 

Week 2

Processes and Scheduling

Lecture: To be completed.

Tutorial:

Worksheets:

 

Week 3

Distributed Processing

Lecture: To be completed.

Tutorial:

Worksheet:

 

Week 4

Distributed File Systems

Lecture: To be completed.

Tutorial:

Worksheet:


Week 5

Routing Protocols

Lecture: To be completed.

Tutorial:

Worksheet:

 

Week 6

Routers

Lecture: To be completed.

 

Week 7

Network Operating Systems

Lecture: To be completed.

Week 8

Encryption

Lecture: To be completed.

 

Week 9

Revision

To be completed.

 

Week 10

Revision

To be completed.

Week 11

Revision

To be completed.

Timetable

Week No.
Lecture/Tut 1
Lecture/Tut 2
Practical
1
Introduction (Unit 1)
OSI Model (Unit 1)
Network Introduction and Introduction to WWW (1)
2
Network Types (Unit 2)
Intro Tut
3
IP (Unit 5)
Network Types Tut
Ping (2)
4
TCP (Unit 6)
IP Tut
Tracert (3)
5
Security (Unit 7)
TCP Tut
NetStat/IPConfig (4)
6
Ethernet (Unit 3)
Security Tut
WinSock (5)
7
ARP (Unit 3)
Ethernet Tut
Client-server (6)
8
Switches/LANs (Unit 3)
ARP Tut
Project
9
ATM  (Unit 4)
Switches Tut
10
WWW Programming (Unit 8)
ATM Tut
11
WWW Programming Tut
Revision
12
Revision
Revision
13
 
 
14
 
 

Note 1.            Practicals and the Project require customization for the local network, and will change depending on each College/University. Drafts of the Practicals and the Project are enclosed, and final versions will depend on the local College/University.

Reference material

Buchanan WJ, Mastering Computing, Palgrave.

Buchanan WJ, "Distributed Systems and Networks", McGraw-Hill, 2000, ISBN 0-077-09583-9.

Buchanan WJ, "Mastering Networks", Macmillan, 1999. ISBN 0-333-748042.