Computer Networks

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Course Unit Code460-2006/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated6 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Third Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MOR03Ing. Pavel Moravec, Ph.D.
Summary
The course introduces basic principles and technologies of data networks. Students will understand basic data transmission principles, transmission media and methods of their sharing, basic protocols used to ensure reliable transmission, most frequently used network types and methods of networks interconnection. Introduction to protocols of most widely used Internet applications follows. Security issues of LANs and WANs are also discussed.

In lab exercises students will learn how to design and implement simple secured network composed of basic active network devices and services.


Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students will understand principles of computer networks mostly used today, gain ability to analyze network traffic, will understand most important protocols used in the Internet and will be able to design simple local area networks. They will also be able to orientate themself in options of LAN interconnections.
Course Contents
Lectures:
* Physics of data transmission.
* Transmission media, methods of media sharing. Network topologies.
* Methods of transmission channel sharing.
* Reliable data transfer protocols. Today's link layer protocols.
* ISO-OSI reference model. Interconnection of LANs. Network devices and their operation principles.
* IEEE 802 networks. Ethernet. Switched networks. Virtual LANs.
* Internet protocols: TCP/IP protocol family. IPv6, NAT
* Routing and routing algorithms.
* DNS: principles, protocols and configuration.
* Protocols of Internet services.
* Computer networks security.
* Wireless LANs and WANs - IEEE 802.11, 802.15.
* Network System Services (Syslog, NTP protocol, AAA servers).
* Introduction to Advanced Technologies of Computer Networks

Laboratories:
* Lab guidelines, simple network, network settings in OS.
* Structured wiring systems.
* Simple protocols of reliable transmission.
* Practical network implementation.
* Switched networks. Virtual networks.
* IP addressing - subnetting, NAT.
* TCP/IP protocol analysis.
* DNS configuration.
* Static and dynamic routing - implementation of routed network.
* TCP and UDP. BSD Sockets.
* Analysis of Internet application protocols.
* Configuration of packet filtering.
* IPv6
* WiFi network - configuration of APs and client stations.

Projects:
Design of secured WAN including network services.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Andrew S. Tanenbaum: Computer Networks (5th Edition), Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN 978-0132126953.
Pužmanová,R.: TCP/IP v kostce. Knopp, České Budějovice 2004. ISBN 80-7232-236-2.

Andrew S. Tanenbaum: Computer Networks (5th Edition), Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN 978-0132126953.
Recommended Reading:
Stevens, R.W.: TCP/IP Illustrated, volume 1. Addison-Wesley, 1994
J. Doyle, J. DeHaven Carroll: Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1, 2nd Edition, 2005, Cisco Press, ISBN: 978-1-58705-202-6, 936 stran.
D. Medhi: Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures, Morgan Kaufmann, 2010, ISBN: 0120885883, 848 pages.
Dostálek, J., Kabelová, A.: Velký průvodce protokoly TCP/IP a systémem DNS. Computer Press, Praha 1999
Pužmanová, R., Šmrha, P.: Propojování sítí s TCP/IP. KOPP, České Budějovice, 1999.
Naik, C.: Internet - standardy a protokoly. Computer Press, Brno 1999.
Satrapa, P.: IPv6 (třetí vydání), CZ.NIC, 2012, ISBN 978-80-904248-4-5.
J. Doyle, J. DeHaven Carroll: Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1, 2nd Edition, 2005, Cisco Press, ISBN: 978-1-58705-202-6, 936 stran.
D. Medhi: Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures, Morgan Kaufmann, 2010, ISBN: 0120885883, 848 pages.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Experimental work in labs, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit45 (45)25
                Semestral project & real-time testsProject20 10
                Validation testsWritten test20 10
                Graded lab workLaboratory work5 0
        ExaminationExamination55 25