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Computer Networks and Internet Protocol

By Prof. Soumya Kanti Ghosh, Prof. Sandip Chakraborty   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 2047
The domain of Internet has grown in a rapid pace from traditional circuit switched and packet switched small scale networks to modern high-speed mobile and wireless Internet. A large number of methods, architectures and designs came up at every protocol level to cop up with the demands for developing a secure and highly dependable information technology infrastructure. The broad objective of the course is to understand - (i) the architecture and principles of today's computer networks, (ii) the protocols and their functionalities, (iii) the requirements for the future Internet and its impact on the computer network architecture. In this course, we'll broadly cover the basic TCP/IP protocol stack and touch on the next generation computer networks. We'll take a top-down approach to cover different protocols at the TCP/IP protocol stack.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : CSE, ECE, EE
PRE-REQUISITES :  NIL
INDUSTRY SUPPORT :  IT industries 
Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Exam Date : 23 Apr 2022 IST
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Systems
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate



Course layout

Week 1  :  Introduction to Computer Networks – History, Circuit Switching and Packet Switching
Week 2  :   TCP/IP Protocol Stack – Basic Overview
Week 3  : Application Layer Services (HTTP, FTP, Email, DNS)
Week 4  :  Transport Layer Primitives – Connection Establishment and Closure
Week 5  :  Flow Control and Congestion Control at the Transport Layer
Week 6  :  Transmission Control Protocol – Basic Features, TCP Congestion Control
Week 7  :  Network Layer Primitives – IP Addressing
Week 8  :  IP Routing – Intra Domain Routing Protocols, Inter Domain Routing Protocols (BGP)
Week 9  :  IP Services – SNMP, ARP
Week 10  :  Data Link Layer Service Primitives – Forwarding, Flow Control, Error Control
Week 11  :  Media Access Control - Channel Access Protocols, Framing
Week 12  :  End to End Principles of Computer Networks

Books and references

Computer Networking: A Top - Down Approach, by Ames Kurose, Keith Ross 
Computer Networks - Andrew S Tanenbaum 
Computer Networks: A Systems Approach Book by Bruce S. Davie and Larry L. Peterson 
TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview, (IBM Redbook) - Download From http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/gg243376.html 
TCP/IP Guide, Charles M. Kozierok, Available Online - http://www.tcpipguide.com/
 Request for Comments (RFC) - IETF - http://www.ietf.org/rfc.html 

Journals/Transactions 
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review IEEE Transactions on Communication

Instructor bio

Prof. Soumya Kanti Ghosh

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Soumya K. Ghosh received the Ph.D. and M.Tech. degrees from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. Presently, he is a Professor with Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. Before joining IIT Kharagpur, he worked for the Indian Space Research Organization in the area of satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems. He has more than 200 research papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include spatial data science, spatial web services and cloud computing.


Prof. Sandip Chakraborty

Prof. Sandip Chakraborty received the Ph.D. and M.Tech. degrees from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, India. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor with Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. He has around 100 research papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include computer systems, distributed systems and mobile computing. 

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 23 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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