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Applicable Releasesv13.0


Week 1

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Computer networks 

  1. Install NetSim and familiarize oneself with how the GUI works by looking through 
    1. Section 3.1 from user manual - Menus in NetSim Homescreen
    2. Section 3.1.1 from user manual - Creating New Simulations
    3. Section 3.2 to 3.2.7 from user manual - Modeling and Simulation of a simple network
      1. Also, refer https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/14000087611 
    4. Section  3.3 from user manual- Saving & Opening experiments and Printing results
    5. Section  8 from user manual - Outputs: Results, Plots and Data Files
    6. Section 3.4 from user manual - NetSim Interactive Simulation
    7. Section 4 from user manual- Workspaces and Experiments 
  2. Experiment 7: Introduction to TCP connection management, Output in Wireshark
  3. Experiment 5: Working of ARP and IP forwarding in LAN
  4. Experiment 26: Understand the working of basic networking commands (Ping, Route Add/Delete/Print)
  5. Experiment 15: Plot the characteristic curve of throughput versus offered traffic for a Pure and Slotted ALOHA system (Reference: A good reference for this topic is Section 4.2.1: ALOHA, of the book, Computer Networking, 5th Edition by Tanenbaum and Wetherall)
  6. Experiment 12: How many downloads can a WiFi access point simultaneously handle


Week 2

  1. Experiment 16: Study the working and routing table formation of Interior routing protocols, i.e. Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) 
  2. Experiment 28:  Simulation and study of 5G Handover procedure 
    1. Reference  to understand 5G Core: 5G Technology library  - 3.13 section
    2. Reference to understand Mobility model:3.6 section mobility model in NetSim from MANET technology library
  3. Experiment 24: Study the 802.15.4 SuperFrame Structure and analyze the effect of SuperFrame order on throughput
    1. Reference: IoT-WSN technology library:3.3. and 3.4 section
  4. Example - MANET - AODV Routing
  5. Example - VANET - Simple scenario
  6. Example - VLAN - Advanced routing - Inter VLAN & Intra VLAN
    1. Reference-Advanced Routing and switching- section 3


Week 3 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)


Prerequisite: Knowledge of C programming

  1. Install visual studio Community Edition (or Higher), 2019 
  2. Complete the Hello World program (section 9.2.1 in the user manual and requires you to know section 9.1). 
  3. Print to Console: https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/solution/articles/14000028689-how-do-i-write-to-netsim-console-for-debugging-
  4. Printing SINR: Section 10.6.1 of NetSim User Manual
  5. SUMO Interfacing: Section 3.4 and 3.5 of VANET Technology Library Manual


Week 4 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)

  1. Install MATLAB R2015 or higher
  2. MATLAB Interfacing: Section 10.2 of User Manual
  3. Creating a new packet and adding a new event in NetSim: Section 9.4 of the user manual
  4. Debugging your code - Section 9.3 of User Manual
  5. Example Projects 
    1. Dynamic-Clustering-in-WSN-with-MATLAB
    2. PEGASIS-protocol-in-WSN
    3. SOM-neural-network-Clustering-energy-optimization-WSN


WSN/IOT Focus: 2 weeks (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)

  1. Functional overview of MAC / PHY Layer – 802.15.4 - Section 3.3 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  2. CSMA/CA Implementation in NetSim - Section 3.3.1 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  3. Beacon Order and Super Framer Order - Section 3.3.2 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  4. Featured Example - Section 4.2 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
    1. Beacon Time Analysis
    2. CAP Time Analysis
  5. Battery/Energy Model - Section 3.4 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  6. Featured Example - Energy Model - Section 4.1.1 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  7. Knowledge Base Articles - https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/folders/14000105117 
  8. Intrusion-detection-system-in-LEACH
  9. LEACH-protocol-for-WSN
  10. Localization-in-WSN
  11. Wireless-Energy-Harvesting-for-IOT


5G Focus: 2 Weeks (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)


1. Section 2 from 5G Technology library. Understanding about Simulation GUI section 2 in 5G technology library

2. Section 3.13 to 3.17  from 5G Technology library-Understanding about 5G Core NSA packet flow, LTE_NR results, plots and packet trace 

3. Section 3.18 from 5G technology library- Enable detailed log file in 5G NR

4. Featured Examples- Section 4 in 5G technology library

  1. 4.2 Effect of distance on path loss for different  channel modes
  2. 4.3 Effect of UE distance on throughput in FR1 and FR2 
  3. 4.4 Impact of MAC Scheduling algorithms on throughput, in a Multi UE scenario 
  4. 4.9 5G-Peak-Throughput 
  5. 4.12 Impact of UE movement on Throughput

5.  Simulate and study 5G Handover procedure- Experiment number 28 from  Experiment manual

  1. Part i-5G Handover Procedure
  2. Part ii- Part-II: Throughput and delay variation during handover 

6. Knowledge base articles -https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/folders/14000124783

  1. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000122915-5g-use-case-analysis-of-throughput-variation-as-a-ue-moves-away-from-the-gnb
  2. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000037296-how-can-i-log-snr-cqi-mcs-into-a-file-in-netsim-5g-lte-
  3. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000119628-how-to-add-spurious-noise-in-5g-nr
  4. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000116961-does-netsim-model-rain-fading-
  5. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000120834-how-to-integrate-sumo-for-5g-simulations-in-netsim-

7. Logging and Plotting of path loss, beamforming gains, SNR, CQI, using the instruments 5G MIMO Beamforming workspace - https://www.tetcos.com/pdf/v13/5G-Parameter-Logging-and-Plotting.pdf

8. Input path loss file from MATLAB - https://www.tetcos.com/pdf/v13/5G_Pathloss_File_Input_for_GNB.pdf

9. 5G UAV related projects 


VANET Focus: 2 Weeks (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)

  1. Section 2 from  VANET technology library - Simulation GUI
  2.  Troubleshooting VANET simulations that interface with SUMO -Section 12.7  from the User manual
  3. Section 3 to 3.6 from VANET Technology library-
    1. Understanding of implementation of 802.11p in Netsim

    2. DSRC Channel

    3. BSM Application

    4. NetSim -Sumo Interfacing

  4. How to create VANET using NetSim -Section 3.5 from the VANET Technology library
  5. How to include the Roadside unit (RSU) in VANET?-Section 3.6 from VANET Technology library
  6. Featured Examples- Section 4 from VANET Technology library
        1. Simple Scenario
        2. Vehicle and RSU
        3. Sumo Interfacing Vehicles moving in a closed-loop
  7. Knowledge base articles- https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/folders/14000118424/page/2?url_locale=
      1. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000106944-how-to-use-sumo-netedit-utility-and-randomtrips-py-to-configure-road-traffic-models-in-netsim-v12-
      2. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000105989-why-are-packets-sent-directly-without-any-route-establishment-procedure-for-bsm-application-
      3. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000106979-how-to-interface-sumo-with-netsim-using-osmwebwizard-
      4. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000097120-how-to-run-vanet-simulations-in-netsim-with-python-3-6-installed-
      5. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000107994-how-to-simulate-an-accident-in-netsim-vanet-
      6. https://support.tetcos.com/support/solutions/articles/14000123641-printing-vehicle-coordinates-and-received-power-in-vanets
  8. Use of TraCI APIs to interface with SUMO - https://support.tetcos.com/en/support/solutions/articles/14000090988-how-can-parameters-associated-with-vehicles-be-retrieved-from-sumo-in-netsim-


Applicable Releasesv12.2


Week 1

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Computer networks 

  1. Install NetSim and familiarize oneself with how the GUI works by looking through 
    1. Section 2.3.4 from user manual - Menus in NetSim Homescreen
    2. Section 2.3.5 from user manual - Creating New Simulations
    3. Section 3.1 from user manual - Modeling and Simulation of a simple network
    4. Also, refer https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/14000087611 
  2. Experiment 5: Working of ARP and IP forwarding in LAN
  3. Experiment 7: Introduction to TCP connection management, Output in Wireshark
  4. Experiment 26: Understand the working of basic networking commands (Ping, Route Add/Delete/Print)
  5. Experiment 15: Plot the characteristic curve of throughput versus offered traffic for a Pure and Slotted ALOHA system (Reference: A good reference for this topic is Section 4.2.1: ALOHA, of the book, Computer Networking, 5th Edition by Tanenbaum and Wetherall)
  6. Experiment 12: How many downloads can a WiFi access point simultaneously handle


Week 2

  1. Experiment 16: Study the working and routing table formation of Interior routing protocols, i.e. Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) 
  2. Experiment 28:  Simulation and study of 5G Handover procedure 
  3. Experiment 24: Study the 802.15.4 SuperFrame Structure and analyze the effect of SuperFrame order on throughput
  4. Example - MANET - AODV Routing
  5. Example - VANET - Simple scenario
  6. Example - VLAN - Advanced routing - Inter VLAN & Intra VLAN


Week 3 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)


Prerequisite: Knowledge of C programming

  1. Install visual studio Community Edition (or Higher), 2019 
  2. Complete the Hello World program (section 9.2.1 in the user manual and requires you to know section 9.1). 
  3. Print to Console: https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/solution/articles/14000028689-how-do-i-write-to-netsim-console-for-debugging-
  4. Printing SINR: https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/14000086851
  5. SUMO Interfacing: Section 3.4 and 3.5 of VANET Technology Library Manual


Week 4 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)

  1. Install MATLAB R2015 or higher
  2. MATLAB Interfacing: Section 10.2 of User Manual
  3. Creating a new packet and adding a new event in NetSim: Section 9.4 of the user manual
  4. Debugging your code - Section 9.3 of User Manual
  5. Example Projects 
    1. Dynamic-Clustering-in-WSN-with-MATLAB
    2. PEGASIS-protocol-in-WSN
    3. SOM-neural-network-Clustering-energy-optimization-WSN


Week 5 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required) - WSN/IOT focus

  1. Functional overview of MAC / PHY Layer – 802.15.4 - Section 3.6 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  2. CSMA/CA Implementation in NetSim - Section 3.7 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  3. Beacon Order and Super Framer Order - Section 3.8 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  4. Featured Example - Section 4 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
    1. Beacon Time Analysis
    2. CAP Time Analysis
  5. Battery/Energy Model - Section 3.9 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  6. Featured Example - Energy Model - Section 4.1.1 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  7. Knowledge Base Articles - https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/folders/14000105117 


Week 6 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required) - WSN/IOT Projects

  1. Intrusion-detection-system-in-LEACH
  2. LEACH-protocol-for-WSN
  3. Localization-in-WSN
  4. Wireless-Energy-Harvesting-for-IOT


Applicable Releasesv12.1


Week 1

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Computer networks 

  1. Install NetSim and familiarize oneself with how the GUI works by looking through 
    1. Section 2.3.4 from user manual - Menus in NetSim Homescreen
    2. Section 2.3.5 from user manual - Creating New Simulations
    3. Section 3.1 from user manual - Modeling and Simulation of a simple network
    4. Also refer https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/14000087611 
  2. Experiment 2: Working of ARP and IP forwarding in LAN
  3. Experiment 4: Introduction to TCP connection management, Output in Wireshark
  4. Experiment 23: Understand the working of basic networking commands (Ping, Route Add/Delete/Print)
  5. Experiment 12: Plot the characteristic curve of throughput versus offered traffic for a Pure and Slotted ALOHA system (Reference: A good reference for this topic is Section 4.2.1: ALOHA, of the book, Computer Networking, 5th Edition by Tanenbaum and Wetherall)
  6. Experiment 9: How many downloads can a WiFi access point simultaneously handle


Week 2

  1. Experiment 13: Study the working and routing table formation of Interior routing protocols, i.e. Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) 
  2. Experiment 26:  Simulate and study LTE Handover procedure 
  3. Experiment 21: Study the 802.15.4 SuperFrame Structure and analyze the effect of SuperFrame order on throughput
  4. Example - MANET - AODV Routing
  5. Example - VANET - Simple scenario
  6. Example - VLAN - Advanced routing - Inter VLAN & Intra VLAN


Week 3 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)


Prerequisite: Knowledge of C programming

  1. Install visual studio Community Edition (or Higher), 2015 or Higher
  2. Complete the Hello World program (section 9.2.1 in the user manual and requires you to know section 9.1). 
  3. Print to Console: https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/solution/articles/14000028689-how-do-i-write-to-netsim-console-for-debugging-
  4. Printing SINR: https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/14000086851
  5. SUMO Interfacing: Section 3.3 and 3.4 of VANET Technology Library Manual


Week 4 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)

  1. Install MATLAB R2015 or higher
  2. MATLAB Interfacing: Section 10.2 of User Manual
  3. Creating a new packet and adding a new event in NetSim: Section 9.4 of the user manual
  4. Debugging your code - Section 9.3 of User Manual
  5. Example Projects 
    1. Dynamic-Clustering-in-WSN-with-MATLAB
    2. PEGASIS-protocol-in-WSN
    3. SOM-neural-network-Clustering-energy-optimization-WSN-v12.1


Week 5 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required) - WSN/IOT focus

  1. Functional overview of MAC / PHY Layer – 802.15.4 - Section 3.6 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  2. CSMA/CA Implementation in NetSim - Section 3.7 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  3. Beacon Order and Super Framer Order - Section 3.8 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  4. Featured Example - Section 4 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
    1. Beacon Time Analysis
    2. CAP Time Analysis
  5. Battery/Energy Model - Section 3.8 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  6. Featured Example - Energy Model - Section 4.1.1 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  7. Knowledge Base Articles - https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/folders/14000105117 


Week 6 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required) - WSN/IOT Projects

  1. Intrusion-detection-system-in-LEACH
  2. LEACH-protocol-for-WSN
  3. Localization-in-WSN
  4. Wireless-Energy-Harvesting-for-IOT


Applicable Releasesv12.0


Week 1

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Computer networks 

  1. Install NetSim and familiarize oneself with how the GUI works by looking through 
    1. Section 2.3.4 from user manual - Menus in NetSim Homescreen
    2. Section 2.3.5 from user manual - Creating New Simulations
    3. Section 2.4 from user manual - Modeling and Simulation of a simple network
    4. Also refer https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/14000087611 
  2. Experiment 2: Working of ARP and IP forwarding in LAN
  3. Experiment 4: Connection establishment in TCP, Output in Wireshark
  4. Experiment 30: Understand the working of basic networking commands (Ping, Route Add/Delete/Print)
  5. Experiment 10: Plot the characteristic curve of throughput versus offered traffic for a Pure and Slotted ALOHA system (Reference: A good reference for this topic is Section 4.2.1: ALOHA, of the book, Computer Networking, 5th Edition by Tanenbaum and Wetherall)
  6. Experiment 7: How many downloads can a WiFi access point simultaneously handle


Week 2

  1. Experiment 12: Study the working and routing table formation of Interior routing protocols, i.e. Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) 
  2. Experiment 23:  Simulate and study LTE Handover procedure 
  3. Experiment 18: Study the 802.15.4 SuperFrame Structure and analyze the effect of SuperFrame order on throughput
  4. Example - MANET - AODV Routing
  5. Example - VANET - Simple scenario
  6. Example - VLAN - Advanced routing - Inter VLAN & Intra VLAN


Week 3 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)


Prerequisite: Knowledge of C programming

  1. Install visual studio Community Edition (or Higher), 2015 or Higher
  2. Complete the Hello World program (section 8.2.1 in the user manual and requires you to know section 8.1). 
  3. Print to Console: https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/solution/articles/14000028689-how-do-i-write-to-netsim-console-for-debugging-
  4. Printing SINR: https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/14000086851
  5. SUMO Interfacing: Section 3.3 and 3.4 of VANET Technology Library Manual


Week 4 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)

  1. Install MATLAB R2015 or higher
  2. MATLAB Interfacing: Section 9.2 of User Manual
  3. Creating a new packet and adding a new event in NetSim: Section 8.4 of the user manual
  4. Debugging your code - Section 8.3 of User Manual
  5. Example Projects 
    1. Dynamic-Clustering-in-WSN-with-MATLAB
    2. PEGASIS-protocol-in-WSN
    3. SOM-neural-network-Clustering-energy-optimization-WSN-v12.0


Week 5 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required) - WSN/IOT focus

  1. Functional overview of MAC / PHY Layer – 802.15.4 - Section 3.5 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  2. CSMA/CA Implementation in NetSim - Section 3.6 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  3. Beacon Order and Super Framer Order - Section 3.7 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  4. Featured Example - Section 4 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
    1. Beacon Time Analysis
    2. CAP Time Analysis
  5. Battery/Energy Model - Section 3.8 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  6. Featured Example - Energy Model - Section 4.1.1 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  7. Knowledge Base Articles - https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/folders/14000105117 


Week 6 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required) - WSN/IOT Projects

  1. Intrusion-detection-system-in-LEACH
  2. LEACH-protocol-for-WSN
  3. Localization-in-WSN
  4. Wireless-Energy-Harvesting-for-IOT


Applicable Releasesv11.1


Week 1

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Computer networks 

  1. Install NetSim and familiarize oneself with how the GUI works by looking through 
    1. Section 2.3.4 from user manual - Menus in NetSim 
    2. Section 2.3.5 from user manual - Creating New Simulations
    3. Section 2.4 from user manual - Modeling and Simulation of a simple network
    4. Also refer https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/14000087611 
  2. Experiment 1: Working of ARP and IP forwarding in LAN
  3. Experiment 3: Connection Establishment in TCP. Output in Wireshark
  4. Experiment 30: Understand the working of basic networking commands (Ping, Route Add/Delete/Print)
  5. Experiment 10: Plot the characteristic curve of throughput versus offered traffic for a Pure and Slotted ALOHA system (Reference: A good reference for this topic is Section 4.2.1: ALOHA, of the book, Computer Networking, 5th Edition by Tanenbaum and Wetherall)
  6. Experiment 7: Capacity of an IEEE 802.11 WLAN Network


Week 2

  1. Experiment 12: Study the working and routing table formation of Interior routing protocols, i.e. Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) 
  2. Experiment 23:  Simulate and study LTE Handover procedure 
  3. Experiment 18: Study the 802.15.4 SuperFrame Structure and analyze the effect of SuperFrame order on throughput
  4. Example - MANET - AODV Routing
  5. Example - VANET - Simple scenario
  6. Example - VLAN - Advanced routing - Inter VLAN & Intra VLAN


Week 3 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)


Prerequisite: Knowledge of C programming

  1. Install visual studio Community Edition (or Higher), 2015 or Higher
  2. Complete the Hello World program (section 8.2 in the user manual and requires you to know section 8.1). 
  3. Print to Console: https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/solution/articles/14000028689-how-do-i-write-to-netsim-console-for-debugging-
  4. Printing SINR: https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/14000086851
  5. SUMO Interfacing: Section 3.3 and 3.4 of VANET Technology Library Manual


Week 4 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required)

  1. Install MATLAB R2015 or higher
  2. MATLAB Interfacing: Section 9.2 of User Manual
  3. Creating a new packet and adding a new event in NetSim: Section 7.4 of the user manual
  4. Debugging your code - Section 8.3 of User Manual
  5. Example Projects 
    1. Dynamic-Clustering-in-WSN-with-MATLAB
    2. PEGASIS-protocol-in-WSN
    3. SOM-neural-network-Clustering-energy-optimization-WSN-v11.1


Week 5 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required) - WSN/IOT focus

  1. Functional overview of MAC / PHY Layer – 802.15.4 - Section 3.5 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  2. CSMA/CA Implementation in NetSim - Section 3.6 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  3. Beacon Order and Super Framer Order - Section 3.7 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  4. Featured Example - Section 4 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
    1. Beacon Time Analysis
    2. CAP Time Analysis
  5. Battery/Energy Model - Section 3.8 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  6. Featured Example - Energy Model - Section 4.1.1 of IOT-WSN Technology Library
  7. Knowledge Base Articles - https://tetcos.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/folders/14000105117 


Week 6 (NetSim Standard/Pro version required) - WSN/IOT Projects

  1. Intrusion-detection-system-in-LEACH
  2. LEACH-protocol-for-WSN
  3. Localization-in-WSN
  4. Wireless-Energy-Harvesting-for-IOT