Grenoble INP - Ensimag
Telecom and CSE
Welcome to the Computer Networking
course. This document is
regularly updated to reflect the schedule and the current course
material. The purpose of the lecture is to give you a sound
understanding of computer networking with a strong emphasis on
TCP/IP. Both theoretical and practical knowledge should be acquired.
The lecture is every Friday 8:15-11:15AM (starting on
September 12) in Auditorium H (in English) and in Auditorium D (en
Networking Lab also starts on October 13 at 2PM in rooms D200 and D201:
you need to know about the Networking Lab, in French.
Lecture notes and Calendar
Introduction (9/12): 6 slides on page,
supplementary material on Transmission -
please look over it and print if needed
Data-link layer (9/12): 6 slides on page,
Local Area Networks (9/19, 9/26): 6 slides on page,
Network Layer - IP (10/3, 10/10): 6 slides on page,
6 slides on page in Postscript,
Network Layer - IPv6 and Routing (10/17): 6 slides on page.
Network Layer - ATM (10/24): 6 slides on page.
Reliable Transport (11/7): 6 slides on page,
TCP (11/14): 6 slides on page,
NAT (11/14): 6 slides on page.
Computer Networking differs from other courses such as systems or
programming. To give you a feeling of what knowledge is expected to be
acquired during this course, I prepared checkup lists. The
goal is to enable you to go over a chosen topic and check what kind of
contents you will be required to learn. Each list has three
items: Concepts to know what are the basic elements and
general notions, Operation to know how the elements interact,
cooperate, or function, and finally
Vocabulary - you should be able to understand each term,
e.g. explain it in a short sentence. The final exam will test
whether you have acquired such knowledge.
Here are two checkup lists on chosen subjects - DNS and IP:
The course is based on the following textbook available in French and