Computer Communications and Networks
IPK Acad. year 2020/2021 Summer semester 4 credits
Internet concept and model of the Internet. Model ISO/OSI. TCP, UDP, IP protocols. Addressing in computer networks (local and Internet). Routing on the Internet. Multicasting on the Internet. Switching and switches. Principles of reliable data transfer. Network interconnections. Multiple access. Error control. Communication services and protocols. Wireless and mobile networks and protocols. Network security. Programming network applications.
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Subject specific learning outcomes and competences
Student acquaints basic concepts and principles of computer communications and computer networks and will be aware of communication functions and their implementations in common computer networks. The student will learn how to deal with documents which describe the specification of communication protocols. The student will learn how to implement networking applications.
The aim is to understand the basic concepts and principles of computer communications and computer networks; to be aware of communication functions and their implementations in common computer networks.
Why is the course taught
We use the Internet for a variety of activities in everyday life. Life without it is hard to imagine for many people. In this course, you will learn on what technical principles the Internet is built on and what key technologies are necessary for its functioning.
Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills
Ability to write a computer program and working knowledge C/C++ programming language. Knowledge of operating systems.
- Kurose J.F., Ross K.W.: Computer Networking, A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet (7th edition). Addison-Wesley, 2016.
- Lydia Parzial, et al.:TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview, IBM Redbooks, 2006.
Syllabus of lectures
- Computer Networks and the Internet
- Application Layer
- Network application programming
- Transport Layer
- Network Layer
- IPv6 and transition mechanisms
- Local Area Networks, Ethernet
- Wireless and Mobile Networks
- Network Security
- Network Configurations
- Network Traffic Analysis
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students
- Implementation of a client-server communication
- Implementation of networking application
- Project #1 - max 20 pts.
- Project #2 - max 20 pts.
- The final exam - max 60 pts.
Controlled activities include two projects and the final exam.
Requirements for class accreditation is at least 10 points for the semester.
Course inclusion in study plans