•Introduction Concepts: Goals and Applications of Networks, Network structure and
architecture, The OSI reference model, services, Network Topology Design, connecting
devices, Physical Layer Transmission Media, Line coding scheme, Basic idea of modulation
and multiplexing, Switching methods.
•Medium Access sub layer: Medium Access sub layer - Channel Allocations,
•LAN protocols - ALOHA protocols, CSMA, CSMA/CD, Overview of IEEE standards
•Data Link Layer – HDLC and point to point protocol, Error detection and correction, Flow
control (sliding window protocol)
•Network Layer: Network Layer –IP addressing, Internetworking, Address mapping,
introduction to IPv6, transition from IPv4 to IPv6, routing.
•Transport Layer: Transport Layer - Design issues, connection management, Flow control,
TCP window management, congestion control-slow start algorithm
•Session Layer- Design issues, remote procedure call.
•Presentation Layer-Design issues, Data compression techniques, cryptography
•Application Layer: Application Layer: File Transfer, Access and Management, Electronic
mail, Virtual Terminals
Anjani K. Rai