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Course Code: BECDEC 608
Semester: VI
COMPUTER NETWORKS
Course Objective:
To help the learners understand the networking principles and protocols.
UNIT – I
15 Periods
Introduction
Uses of computer networks - Transmission Modes: Serial and Parallel - Synchronous,
Asynchronous and Isochronous - Simplex, Half duplex and full duplex - Network Hardware Network Software - Reference models - Example networks:- X.25 - Frame Relay - ATM Wireless LANS.
Physical layer
Guided transmission media - Wireless transmission - Digital modulation and multiplexing.
UNIT – II
15 Periods
Data Link Layer
Design Issues - Error Detection and Correction- Elementary Data Link Protocols - Sliding
Windows Protocols.
The Medium Access Control Sub-layer
Channel allocation problem - Multiple Access Protocols: - ALOHA - CSMA - CSMA/CD Collision free protocols - Limited contention protocols - Wireless LAN protocols - Ethernet:Encoding - Ethernet MAC Sub layer Protocol - Binary exponential back off algorithm - Bluetooth
- Data link layer switching:- Bridges - Internetworking - Spanning tree bridges - Remote bridges
- Repeater, Hub, Switch, Router and Gate ways.
UNIT – III
15 Periods
Network Layer
Design issues - Routing algorithms - Shortest path - Flooding - Distance vector - Link state Hierarchical - Broadcast - Multicast - Routing for mobile hosts - Routing in Ad-hoc networks Congestion control algorithms- Quality of Service: - Requirements - Techniques - IP Protocol. IP Address.
UNIT – IV
15 Periods
Transport Layer
The Transport Service - Elements of transport protocol - UDP and TCP - Delay Tolerant
Networking.
Application Layer
DNS.
Network Management
Configuration - Fault - Performance - Security - Accounting - SNMP. Next generation IP: IPV6 Packet format - IPV6 Addressing - Transition from IPV4 to IPV6.

5th Edition. 5th Edition. Unit II: Spanning tree bridges .ac. 2010. (Unit I: Digital modulation and multiplexing. Larry L Peterson. Special Indian Edition. Tata McGraw Hill. Data and Computer Communications. Wetherall.in/courses/IIT-MADRAS/Computer_Networks/index.php 2. DNS & SNMP protocols. NPTEL – http://nptel. 2011. Bruce S. 2012. NPTEL – http://nptel. William Stallings. PHI. 2. The learners comprehends both reliable and unreliable transport protocol.ac. Computer Networks . Computer Networks: A systematic Approach. 2010.in/courses/106105081/ LEARNING OUTCOMES Unit – I Unit – II Unit – III Unit – IV The learners understand the basic concepts of networking and physical layer functionalities. Firouz Mosharraf. Davie. Pearson Education.ac. The learners gain the knowledge of various routing protocols with QoS support.A Top-Down Approach. 9th Edition. Behrouz A Forouzan. Computer Networks.in/courses/Webcourse .Remote bridges. David J. Elsevier.contents/IIT%20Kharagpur/Computer %20networks/ New_index1. The learners appreciate the principles and protocols of the data link layer.html 3. 2. Andrew S Tanenbaum. Unit IV: Network Management) REFERENCES 1. . ONLINE MATERIALS 1. NPTEL – http://nptel.TEXTBOOKS 1.