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Computer Networks and Internet Protocol | IIT Kharagpur Free Course

Computer Networks and Internet Protocol | IIT Kharagpur Free Course

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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, EEPRE-REQUISITES  :  NILINDUSTRY SUPPORT :  IT industries 

Course layout

Week 1  :  Introduction to Computer Networks – History, Circuit Switching and Packet SwitchingWeek 2  :   TCP/IP Protocol Stack – Basic OverviewWeek 3  : Application Layer Services (HTTP, FTP, Email, DNS)Week 4  :  Transport Layer Primitives – Connection Establishment and ClosureWeek 5  :  Flow Control and Congestion Control at the Transport LayerWeek 6  :  Transmission Control Protocol – Basic Features, TCP Congestion ControlWeek 7  :  Network Layer Primitives – IP AddressingWeek 8  :  IP Routing – Intra Domain Routing Protocols, Inter Domain Routing Protocols (BGP)Week 9  :  IP Services – SNMP, ARPWeek 10  :  Data Link Layer Service Primitives – Forwarding, Flow Control, Error ControlWeek 11  :  Media Access Control – Channel Access Protocols, FramingWeek 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

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