Maharashtra state board of Technical education (M.S.B.T.E, Mumbai) introduces COMPUTER NETWORK SUBJECT in 4th semester in the curriculum for COMPUTER branch WHICH IS BEST COMPUTER ENGINEERING DIPLOMA COLLEGE in pune.
At Pimpri Chincwad polytechnic, one of best polytechnic in Pune where third year students developed models as a part of curriculum. This activity not only develops skill to work in a team but also develop the habit to complete the task in prescribed time.
A computer network is a set of computers connected together for the purpose of sharing resources. The most common resource shared today is connection to the Internet. Other shared resources can include a printer or a file server.
Types of Networks:
Advantages of networking:-
1. Easy Communication and Speed
It is very easy to communicate through a network. People can communicate efficiently using a network with a group of people. They can enjoy the benefit of emails, instant messaging, telephony, video conferencing, chat rooms, etc.
2. Ability to Share Files, Data and Information
This is one of the major advantages of networking computers. People can find and share information and data because of networking. This is beneficial for large organizations to maintain their data in an organized manner and facilitate access for desired people.
3. Sharing Hardware
Another important advantage of networking is the ability to share hardware. For an example, a printer can be shared among the users in a network so that there’s no need to have individual printers for each and every computer in the company. This will significantly reduce the cost of purchasing hardware.
4. Sharing Software
Users can share software within the network easily. Networkable versions of software are available at considerable savings compared to individually licensed version of the same software. Therefore large companies can reduce the cost of buying software by networking their computers.
Sensitive files and programs on a network can be password protected. Then those files can only be accessed by the authorized users. This is another important advantage of networking when there are concerns about security issues. Also each and every user has their own set of privileges to prevent them accessing restricted files and programs.
Sharing and transferring files within networks is very rapid, depending on the type of network. This will save time while maintaining the integrity of files.
7. Centralized Data
The data of all network users can be saved on hard disk of the server computer. This will help users to use any workstation in a network to access their data. Because data is not stored on workstations locally.
The subject also covers various employability aspects so that second year student can take decision either to do job or to go for higher education.
Nilima S. Meher
Pimpri Chinchwad Polytechnic