Everyone has a network, even if you don’t realize it, and when it comes to job searching, this network may be just as an important as your skills and experience. A personal network is that group of people with whom you interact every day – family, friends, and parents of friends, friends of friends, neighbors, teachers, bosses, and co-workers. With these people, information and experiences are exchanged for both social and potential professional reasons. Networking occurs every time you participate in a school or social event, volunteer in the community, visit with members of your religious group, talk with neighbors, strike up a conversation with someone at the store, or connect with friends online.

In B. S. Anangpuria Institute of Technology & Management at our department of Computer Science & Engineering, we start our student with a basic core of Information about a Networking in our Computer Networks Lab.

The Computer network comprises a couple of Sections and Practical to provide standard networking ‘models’ and assisting the students in their network planning.

The First Part that we start is with basic features of networking i.e. sharing of resources like folders, drives and devices, manually setting up the IP addresses, subnet mask, network gateway in Windows system, demonstrate the working of star topology with switches as well as hubs, demonstrate a client-server scenario in a network, explore the usage of different networking commands like ping, traceroute, netstat etc., Therefore the activities in this portion focus on the process of networking and its relevance to career development.

The second Part that we start is with Cisco Packet tracer by creating a simple network with different connecting devices along with simulation, implementing the concept of partial and full mesh topology using packet tracer software, network addressing (e.g. ping), IP routing route discovery (e.g. traceroute), and many others. The student will also be introduced to the network modeling and simulation, and they will have the opportunity to build some simple networking topologies using the Cisco packet tracer tool and perform simulations that will help them evaluate their design approaches and expected network performance.

This practical lab provides depth view of how computer networks work in real time, simulation of various topologies are performed.

Things don’t Stop here, during such exercises students will also be introduced to the network modeling and simulation, and they will have the opportunity to build some simple networking topologies using the Cisco packet tracer tool and perform simulations that will help them evaluate their design approaches and expected network performance