Computer Networks (2140709)   Old Code : 150702

6
Credit
4 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Prerequisite

data structure and operating system

Rationale

To understand the basic concepts of computer network and firm foundation for understanding how data communication occurring using computer network. It is based around the OSI Reference Model which deals with the major issues and related protocol studies in the various layers (Physical, Data Link, Network, Transport, Session, Presentation and Application) of the model. This course provides the student with fundamental knowledge of the various aspects of computer networking and enables students to appreciate recent developments in the area. The course will be driven from the engineering perspective.

Course Outcome

After successful completion of the course students should 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

Active Learning

Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.