BM1014 Computer Networks Syllabus

BM1014 COMPUTER NETWORKS 3 0 0 100

AIM
To introduce the concepts, terminologies and technologies used in modern days data communication and computer networking.

OBJECTIVES
• To understand the concepts of data communications.
• To study the functions of different layers.
• To introduce IEEE standards employed in computer
networking.
• To make the students to get familiarized with different protocols and network components.

1. DATA COMMUNICATION CONCEPTS 8
Transmission media – Data encoding – Interface and Modems – Multiplexing – Error detection and correction – Digital subscriber line – Circuit switching – Packet switching – Message switching.

2. WIDE AREA NETWORKS 10
ISO – OSI layered architecture – Function of the layers – Data link protocols – HDLC, LAPB, LAPD, Inter networking devices – Repeaters, Bridges, Routers, Routing algorithms – Distance vector routing, link state routing, X.25 protocol, congestion control.

3. FRAME RELAY AND ATM NETWORKS 9
Frame relay operation – layers and traffic control; ATM networks – Architecture switching, layers service classes.

4. LOCAL AREA NETWORK 10
LAN topology – Ethernet – Token bus – Token ring – FDDI – Wireless LAN, ATM LAN – IEEE 802 Medium access control layer standard – Random access protocols – ALOHA – Slotted ALOHA.

5. OSI LAYERS 8
Transport layer issues – Session layer – Synchronization – Presentation layer – Encryption, decryption, Application layer – Message handling system, file transfer, virtual terminal – E-mail.

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOK
1. William Stallings, “Data and Computer Communication”, sixth edition, Pearson education Asia, 2000.

REFERENCES
1. Behrouz A, Forouzan, “Data Communication and Networking”, second edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2000.
2. Fred Halsall, “Data Communication, Computer networks and Open Systems”, Fourth edition, Addison Wesley, 1995.
3. Andrew S.Tanenbaum, “Computer networks”, Third edition, PHI, 1996, Chapter 4.
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