CS 457 - Computer Networks and the Internet

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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 has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.

This course can be applied towards:


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

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