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Course Detail

Course Name Advanced Computer Networks
Course Code 19CSE340
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Computer Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Overview of data communication model – Internet Multicasting, NAT, VPN – Routing Algorithms – BGP, RIP, OSPF – Differentiated and Integrated Services – SONET, ATM – MPLS -Next generation Internet architectures, Green Communication Networks, and Data Center Networking.

Unit 2

Analysis of Network congestion Mechanism, Routing algorithms, ARQ protocols Multimedia Networking; Implementation of multi-threaded Web Server/Web Proxy with Caching/Filtering features, Sliding Window protocol implementation, performance study of various TCP/IP variants.

Unit 3

Software Defined Network -Comparison between SDN and traditional networks -SDN controller, Switch design, SDN Controller-Switch Protocols, Open Flow Protocol, Control Overhead & Handoff algorithms. Network Function Virtualization -NFV Architecture, Use cases, NFV Orchestration and NFV for 5G.

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • This course focuses on advanced networking concepts for next generation network architecture and design
  • It covers SDN and virtualization for designing next generation networks

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Understand advanced concepts and next generation networks
  • CO2: Analyze TCP/IP variants, network Algorithm’s, Protocols and their functionalities
  • CO3: Comprehend features of SDN and its application to next generation systems
  • CO4: Analyze the performance of various server implementations

CO – PO Mapping

PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12 PSO1 PSO2
CO1 3 2 2 3 2
CO2 3 3 2 3 2 3 2
CO3 2 2 2 2 3 2
CO4 3 3 3 2 2 3 2

Textbook / References


  • Tanenbaum AS, Wetherall DJ. Computer Networks. Fifth edition, Pearson Education, Inc. 2011.


  • Stallings W. Data and Computer Communications. Pearson Education India; 2006.
  • Douglas E Comer. Internet Working with TCP/IP Volume -1, Sixth Edition, Addison-Wesley Professional;2013.
  • Goransson P, Black C, Culver T. Software Defined Networks: a Comprehensive Approach. Morgan Kaufmann; 2014.
  • Chayapathi R, Hassan SF, Shah P. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) with a Touch of SDN: Netw Fun Vir (NFV ePub_1. Addison-Wesley Professional; 2016 Nov 14.
  • Marschke D, Doyle J, Moyer P. Software Defined Networking (SDN): Anatomy of OpenFlow Volume 1. 2015.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 15
Periodical 2 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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