Computer Networks Syllabus

Course Code:MI0035

ourse Title: Computer Networks (4 Credits)








Unit 1

Introduction to Computer Networks: Introduction, Evolution of Computer Networks, Components of Computer Networks, Types of Computer Networks

Unit 2

Reference Models: Introduction, OSI Reference Model, TCP/IP Reference Model

Unit 3

Data Communications: Introduction, Data Communication System, Network Connections, Communication Media, Fourier analysis

Unit 4

Data Transmission and Data Compression: Introduction, Transmission Modes, Data Communication Interfacing, Multiplexing, Types of Data Compression

Unit 5

Link Control and Protocol Concept: Introduction, Error Detection and Error Correction, Function of Data Link Control, Protocols and Standards, High Level Data Link Control

Unit 6

Communication Satellites: Introduction, Communication Satellites, Geostationary Satellites, Medium-Earth Orbit Satellites, Low-Earth Orbit Satellites, Highly Elliptical Orbit, Satellites Versus Fiber

Unit 7

Network Standardisation: Introduction, Who is who in the Telecommunication World, Who is who in the International Standards World, Who is who in the Internet Standards World, The Advantages and Disadvantages of Standards

Unit 8

Network Topologies and Networking Devices: Introduction, Network Topologies, Computer Networking Devices, Differences between networking devices

Unit 9

Integrated Services Digital Network: Introduction, Network Architecture, ISDN Rate Interface, ISDN Reference Points, ISDN Protocol Architecture, Signalling, Application of ISDN

Unit 10

Protocols and Service Providers:  Introduction, Internet protocols, Importance of Internet Protocol, Internet Service Providers, Challenges for ISP

Unit 11

Data Link Layer: Introduction, Data Link Layer Design, Types of Errors, Error Detection, Error Correction, Data Link Protocols

Unit 12

MAC Sub-layer: Introduction, Channel Allocation, Multiple access protocols, Ethernet, Wireless LANs, Broadband wireless, Bluetooth

Unit 13


Network and Transport Layer: Introduction, Network Layer Design, Algorithm, Internetworking, Transport Layer Services, Elements of Transport Protocols, Internet Transport Protocols

Unit 14

Network Layer in Internet: Introduction, Internet Protocol, Internet Protocol Address, Internet Control Protocols, Mobile IP

Unit 15

Internet Applications and Network Security: Introduction, World Wide Web, Multimedia, Cryptography, Networking security algorithms, Communication Security, Email and web security