CS 457 - Computer Networks and the Internet

Introduction to fundamental concepts in the design and implementation of computer communication networks and their protocols. Principals of communications, local area networks, communication protocols, TCP/IP, and the Internet.

Software/Hardware requirements: Access to electronic mail, ability to access the Web easily and frequently (a modern browser is recommended), ability to access the CS department computers remotely.

Please visit http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~cs457dl. course syllabus and additional information.

This course can be applied toward:


CS 253 (Problem Solving); CS 370 (System Architecture and Software); STAT 301 (Introduction to Statistical Methods) or STAT 303/ECE 303 (Introduction to Communications Principles) or STAT 307/ERHS 307 (Introduction to Biostatistics) or STAT 311 (Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I) or STAT 315 (Statistics for Engineers and Scientists). Prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or better. Credit not allowed for both CS 457 and ECE 456.


Joseph Gersch
Joseph Gersch

(970) 491-7445 | Joe.Gersch@colostate.edu

Dr. Joseph Gersch is an assistant professor at Colorado State University, responsible for teaching Systems Security, Advanced Networking and his new course: Blockchain Principles and Applications. Dr. Gersch has been associated with the Computer Science department since Fall 2013.

Dr. Gersch is also the president of Invykta LLC, a computer security consulting and product development company.

Prior to Invykta, he was president and CEO of Secure64 Software Corporation (www.secure64.com) where he has also served as CTO and COO over the past 13 years. Prior to Secure64, Dr. Gersch was a 24-year veteran of HP where he managed Research and Development and Marketing departments that delivered innovative products across a wide range of technologies. Dr. Gersch earned a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Michigan and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University.

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