Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Data Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols

PDS Acad. year 2018/2019 Summer semester 5 credits

Current academic year

Coding for error detection and correction, error control. Packet synchronization. Switch architecture. Label switching technique. Packet-error control. Architecture of routers, queuing theory. Multicast addressing and routing. Exterior routing using BGP. Routing in IPv6 and their alternatives. Routing in wireless and sensor networks. Resource reservation and QoS. Protocol engineering. Formal specifications and verification of network communication.

Guarantor

Deputy 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

Grégr Matěj, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Letavay Viliam, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Pluskal Jan, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Veselý Vladimír, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT)

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.

Study literature

  • R. White, E. Banks: Computer Networking Problems and Solutions: An innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2018.
  • F. Behrouz: Data Communications and Networking: Fifth Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2012.

Fundamental literature

  • R. White, E. Banks: Computer Networking Problems and Solutions: An innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2018.
  • F. Behrouz: Data Communications and Networking: Fifth Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2012.
  • D. Medhi, K. Ramasamy: Network Routing. Algorithms, Protocols, and Architecture. Elsevier, 2007.
  • Farrel, A.: The Internet and Its Protocols - A Comparative Approach, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.
  • Pužmanová, R.: Routing and Switching - Time of Convergence, Addison-Wesley, 2002. 

Syllabus of lectures

  1. L2 and L3 technologies.
  2. Technologies for network and traffic control.
  3. Transport layer, flow-control and congestion-control.
  4. Switch architecture.
  5. Routing and switching theory.
  6. Router architecture.
  7. Packet processing in operating system.
  8. Software Defined Networks.
  9. Architecture of peer-to-peer networks.
  10. Anonymity on the Internet.
  11. IDS and IPS.
  12. Protocol engineering and formal methods in protocol design.
  13. Net neutrality.

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  • Basic network attacks.

Syllabus of computer exercises

  1. Packet traversal
  2. Network troubleshooting
  3. Bitcoin P2P network

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • Design, modeling and implementation of a network application.

Progress assessment

Written mid-term exam and submitting project 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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