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Best Practice in Communication Network II

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Course Unit Code440-4214/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
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
ZDR20doc. Ing. Jaroslav Zdrálek, Ph.D.
NEV05Ing. Pavel Nevlud
Summary
The course follows on the course Practice in Communication Network I, which students pass out in the Bachelor study. Students are now engaged in advanced networking techniques that are required in medium-sized and larger companies. Among the key themes of the course we can include monitoring and management networks using open-source systems such as Nagios and Zabix, as well as authentication mechanisms, especially with the use of LDAP and RADIUS protocol and advanced single sign-on systems, the end of the semester is devoted to systems of services for Presence and Instant Messaging. After graduating of course student has a comprehensive knowledge of network with equipment on Linux platform that are required by service organization and necessary for administrator of large networks.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The goal of course is to apply theoretical knowledge into practical solutions of information communication networks.
Course Contents
Lectures:
• Special distributions OS, that are suitable to embedded system with low with low power consumption, their properties and specifics of OpenWRT, appropriate hardware platforms and their comparison
• Reports and data log from different systems, debugging services, Syslog
• Monitoring and management network - RRDtol,SNMP
• Advance tools for network monitoring – Nagiosand Zabbix
• Observation traffic IP network, Netflow, probes, collectors, analyze Netflow statistic
• Virtual tools for different operating systems and back-up of Linux
• LDAP protocol, address services, objects and attributes, openLDAP
• Authentication using RADIUS and TACACS
• Single sign-on system – SSO, Kerberos
• Advance authentication principles, authentication users between federations with applications SAML
• Shibboleth, its architecture and use
• Request tracker, tool for management and solve problems in network
• XMMP protocol, Instant Messaging and Presence, Jabber
• Practice example installation of advance network

Practises:
• Installation and configuration special Linux open-source distributions. Enter semester projects.
• Installation and configuration program Syslog, local and remote store system records.
• Monitoring and management networks using SNMP protocols, installation and configuration RRDtool
• Use advance tools for monitoring and management network using Nagios and Zabbix
• Traffic observation in communication networks using open-source tools, tcpdump, iptraf and ngrep
• Installation and configuration virtual tools – VirtualBox, Xen, Quemu, Wmware. Back-up in Linux, tools tar dd, rsync
• Installation and configuration open-source tools – OpenDAP for access to data on file servers
• Installation and configuration single sign-on system, installation and configuration Kerberos
• Advance authentication principles using SAML application
• Installation and configuration Request Tracker using Appache and MySQL
• Installation and configuration communication tool – Jabber
• Presentation of semester projects



Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
• The Linux Documentation Project; http://www.tldp.org
• Synder, G., Hein, T. R., Nemeth, E, Whaley, B.: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook (4th Edition), Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-0131480056
• Kolektiv: Linux, Dokumentační projekt, 4. aktualizované vydání, Computer Presss 2008, ISBN 978-80-251-1525-1
• Synder, G., Hein, T. R., Nemeth, E.: Linux, Kompletní příručka administrátora, 2. aktualizované vydání, Computer Press 2008, ISBN: 978-80-251-2410-9
Recommended Reading:
• The Linux Documentation Project; http://www.tldp.org
• Synder, G., Hein, T. R., Nemeth, E, Whaley, B.: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook (4th Edition), Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-0131480056
• Bob Toxen: Real World Linux Security (2nd Edition); Prentice Hall 2002; ISBN 0130464562 / 978-0130464569
• Kolektiv: Linux, Dokumentační projekt, 4. aktualizované vydání, Computer Presss 2008, ISBN 978-80-251-1525-1
• Synder, G., Hein, T. R., Nemeth, E.: Linux, Kompletní příručka administrátora, 2. aktualizované vydání, Computer Press 2008, ISBN: 978-80-251-2410-9
• Bob Toxen: Bezpečnost v Linuxu, prevence a odvracení napadení systému; Computer press, 2003; ISBN 80-7226-716-7 / 9788072267163
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Experimental work in labs, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined