Swayam Central

Demystifying Networking

By Prof. Sridhar Iyer   |   IIT Bombay
This course will provide students with an overview of networking concepts and technologies. It is meant as a primer for non-majors, i.e., for students who don’t have networking as a core course in their curriculum. After this primer, students may choose to take other networking courses for delving deeper into specific technologies. INTENDED AUDIENCE: Computer networking PREREQUISITES: Nil INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Networking, Security, Troubleshooting

Learners enrolled: 1887


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 14 Aug 2020
Exam Date : 27 Sep 2020
Enrollment Ends : 27 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Week 1:  Layers of Computer Networks and Network Addressing 
    Week 2:  Routing
    Week 3:  Transport and Application Layers 
    Week 4:  Introduction to Security and Troubleshooting


    There are many textbooks on computer networking. Students may refer to any of them for the topics in this course.


    Prof. Sridhar Iyer

    IIT Bombay
    Sridhar Iyer is a faculty member in the Inter-Disciplinary Program in Educational Technology, and Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. His current research interests include: Technology enhanced learning environments for thinking skills, Pedagogies for effective use of educational technologies, development of ICT tools for educational applications, and Computer science education research. Sridhar Iyer received his BTech, MTech and PhD from the Dept of Computer Science & Engg. at IIT Bombay.


    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: 27 September 2020 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.


    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 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 Bombay.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