Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Data Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols

PDS Acad. year 2014/2015 Summer semester 5 credits

Information theory. Coding for error detection and correction, error control. Packet synchronization. Architecture of switches and routers. P2P networking. Software defined networks. Attacks in networks, anonymity in Internet, security analysis of network data. Formal specifications and verification of network communication. Advanced networking using LISP routing, RINA architecture, content-centric networks.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written+oral)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 4 hrs exercises, 2 hrs laboratories, 7 hrs projects

Assessment points

60 exam, 15 half-term test, 25 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Understanding communication functions and their implementations in computer networks; being informed about related formal tools.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Understanding communication principles in current computer networks.

Learning objectives

Understand communication functions and their implementations in computer networks; understand archicture of basic network devices. Be aware of related formal tools for modelling, simulation and verification of network communication.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

The sets, relations and mappings. The elementary notions of the graph theory. The elementary notions of communication protocols. Principles of Internet, fundamentals of basic transmission protocols.

Study literature

Fundamental literature

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Theory of information, entropy.
  2. Coding for error detection and correction, error control.
  3. Packet control and synchronization.
  4. Router architecture.
  5. Switching techniques.
  6. P2P networks.
  7. Attack in computer networks.
  8. Security analysis in network data.
  9. Anonymity in Internet.
  10. Software defined networks.
  11. Formal methods in computer networks.
  12. Evolution of Internet architecture.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • Design, modeling and implementation of a simple switch.

Progress assessment

Written mid-term exam and submitting 2 projets in due dates.

Controlled instruction

Mid-term exam, laboratory practice and/or homework supported by project completion, and final exam are the monitored, and points earning education. Mid-term exam and laboratory practice are without correction eventuality. Final exam has two additional correction eventualities. The minimal number of points that can be obtained from the final exam is 25. Otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student.

Exam prerequisites

Requirements for class accreditation are not defined.

Course inclusion in study plans

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