Computer Networks

By Dr. Narayan Patidar   |   Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
Learners enrolled: 7230
A computer network is a set of computers connected together for the purpose of sharing resources. The most common resource shared today is connection to the Internet. Other shared resources can include a printer or a file server.

This course deals with fundamentals of computer network. It deals with various network models, types and OSI layers. This course provides uses of computer network, role of seven OSI layers etc. 

At the end of this course, the students will be able to build an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computer &computer networks, advanced networking concepts, network standards & protocols, mobile phone networks and network security etc.

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jan 2023
End Date : 30 Apr 2023
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2023
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Weeks Weekly Lecture Topics
Week 1: Lecture No 1 An Introduction to Computer
Lecture No 2 Computer : History and Development
Lecture No 3 Evolution of Computer

Week 2: Lecture No 4 Overview of Computer : Input Devices, Part-1
Lecture No 5 Overview of Computer : Input Devices, Part-2
Lecture No 6 Overview of Computer : Input Devices, Pat-3

Week 3: Lecture No 7 Overview of Computer : Output Devices, Part-1
Lecture No 8 Overview of Computer : Output Devices, Part-2
Lecture No 9 Computer : Audio Input and Output Devices

Week 4: Lecture No 10 An Introduction to Computer - Operating System
Lecture No 11 Operating System Softwares
Lecture No 12 Computer : Memory Management
Lecture No 13 Computer : Cabinet, Power Supply & Ups

Week 5: Lecture No 14 An Introduction to Computer - Networking
Lecture No 15 Fundamental of Computer Networks
Lecture No 16 Network Hardware

Week 6: Lecture No 17 Network Hardware - Advanced Devices
Lecture No 18 Network Software
Lecture No 19 OSI Reference Model

Week 7: Lecture No 20 Computer Network Examples & Network Lab  Setup
Lecture No 21 Network Standards & Protocols
Lecture No 22 The Physical Layer

Week 8: Lecture No 23 Network Communication & Transmission Media
Lecture No 24 Computer Networks : Modulation
Lecture No 25 Multiplexing
Lecture No 26 Public Switched Telephone Network

Week 9: Lecture No 27 The Mobile Phone Network
Lecture No 28 Data Link Layer
Lecture No 29 Medium Access Control

Week10: Lecture No 30 Wireless Lan
Lecture No 31 Bluetooth
Lecture No 32 Radio Frequency Identification Technology  

Week 11:Lecture No 33 Data Link Layer Switching
Lecture No 34 Network Layer
Lecture No 35 Transport Layer

Week 12:Lecture No 36 The Application Layer
Lecture No 37 Network Security Part 1
Lecture No 38 Network Security Part 2

Books and references

Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, Third Edition, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi.
Stallings W., Data and Computer Communications, Pearson Education, 7th Edition, 2003.
Stallings W., Wireless Communication and Networks, Pearson Education, 2nd Edition, 2004.
Data Communication & Computer Networks (First Edition) by Tanmaya Kumar Das and Dillip Kumar Mahapatra.
Telecommunications:A Beginner's Guide (Network Professional's Library) by Inc. Hill Associates.
Cisco Networks: Engineers' Handbook of Routing, Switching, and Security with IOS, NX-OS, and ASA by Christopher Carthern and William Wilson.

Instructor bio

Dr. Narayan Patidar

Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
- PHD. in Electronic Media, MSc. in Electronic Media and B.Sc. in Computer Science from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore.
- Full time guest faculty at Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore.
- 14+ years of teaching experience
- 11+ research papers have been published in various national and international journals.
- Worked as the subject matter expert and producer for various e-content and MOOC modules.
- 10+ courses have been coordinated/offered on the SWAYAM platform.

Course certificate

30% for in Course Assessment & 70% of End-term Proctored Exam.

The course is free to learn. Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam after payment of exam fee
The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) in various exam centres across India. 
30 % will be allocated for Internal Assessment and 70 % will be allocated for external proctored examination.
A  minimum 
40 % passing marks are needed in internal AS WELL AS external for being eligible for certificate.

Exam pattern:
Computer Based Test (CBT) 
50 MCQs

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