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Computer Networks (2720509)

Teaching Scheme (in Hours)

Theory Tutorial Practical Total
3 2 2 2

Subject Credit :  5

Examination Scheme (in marks)

PA (M)
ESE Viva (V)
PA (I)

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Unit-1:  Introduction:

Applications of computer networks, various hardware/softwares, OSI and TCP/IP reference model and its comparative study.

Unit-2:  Physical layer:

Data communication theory, study of electromagnetic spectrum, Guided and unguided media and their comparisons.

Unit-3:  Data link layer:

Design issues, Framing concepts, error detection-correction techniques, data link layer elementary and sliding windows protocols, MAC sub-layer, channel allocation problem and various access protocols. Ethernet protocol.

Unit-4:  Network layer:

Design issues, concepts of connection-oriented and connection less services, routing optimality and fairness principles, shortest-path, flooding, distance-vector, link-state, hierarchical, broadcast and multicast routing algorithms, congestion control algorithms, Internetworking, IP protocol and its addressing concepts, IPv6, OSPF and BGP.

Unit-5:  Transport layer:

The basic design issues and its services, elements of transport layer protocols, simple transport protocol, UDP, TCP for wired networking.

Unit-6:  Application layer:

Domain name system, Electronic mail and its architecture, architecture of world wide web, HTTP, IMAP and POP3 protocol study

Reference Books

Sr. Title Author Publication Amazon Link
1 Computer Networks Andrew S. Tennenbaum Pearson education
2 Computer Networking and the Internet Fred Halsall Addison Wesley
3 Data Communications and Networking Behrouz Forouzan McGraw Hill
4 TCP/IP Protocol Suite Behrouz Forouzan McGraw Hill
5 Computer Networking- A Top-Down approach Kurose and Ross Pearson

Course Outcome

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. analyze the requirements for a given organizational structure and select the most appropriate networking architecture and technologies;

2. specify and identify deficiencies in existing protocols, and then go onto formulate new and better protocols;

3. analyze, specify and design the topological and routing strategies for an IP based networking infrastructure;

4. Have a working knowledge of datagram and internet socket programming

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