Introduction Concepts: Goals and Applications of Networks, Network structure and architecture, The OSI reference model, services, Network Topology Design - Delay Analysis, BackBone Design, Local Access Network Design, Physical Layer Transmission Media, Switching methods, ISDN, Terminal Handling
Medium Access sub layer: Medium Access sub layer - Channel Allocations, LAN protocols - ALOHA protocols - Overview of IEEE standards - FDDI. Data Link Layer - Elementary Data Link Protocols, Sliding Window protocols, Error Handling.
Network Layer: Network Layer - Point - to Pont Networks, routing, Congestion control Internetworking -TCP / IP, IP packet, IP address, IPv6.
Transport Layer: Transport Layer - Design issues, connection management, session Layer-Design issues, remote procedure call. Presentation Layer-Design issues, Data compression techniques, cryptography - TCP - Window Management.
Application Layer: Application Layer: File Transfer, Access and Management, Electronic mail, Virtual Terminals, Other application. Example Networks - Internet and Public Networks