Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Data Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols

PDS Acad. year 2005/2006 Summer semester 5 credits

Current academic year

Coding for error detection and correction, error control. Bit and packet synchronization. Data-flow control. Multiple access control methods. Switching techniques. Switch architectures. Internet structures. Internet routing. Routing with multicast. Scheduling. Packet-error control. Flow control. Traffic management. Protocol engineering and formal specifications. Protocol implementation.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

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

Assessment points

60 exam, 15 half-term test, 10 labs, 15 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; be aware of related formal tools.

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

  • Farrel, A.: The Internet and Its Protocols - A Comparative Approach. Morgan Kaufmann, 2004, ISBN 1-55860-913-X
  • Keshav, S.: An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking. Addison-Wesley, 1997, ISBN 0-201-63442-2

Fundamental literature

  • Farrel, A.: The Internet and Its Protocols - A Comparative Approach, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004, ISBN 1-55860-913-X
  • Pužmanová, R.: Routing and Switching - Time of Convergence, Addison-Wesley, 2002, ISBN 0-201-39861-3
  • Keshav, S.: An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking, Addison-Wesley, 1997, ISBN 0-201-63442-2

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Coding for error detection and correction, error control 
  2. Bit and packet synchronization
  3. Multiple access
  4. Data-flow control
  5. Switching techniques
  6. Internet structures and multicasting
  7. Internet routing
  8. Multicast routing
  9. Scheduling
  10. Packet-error control
  11. Traffic management
  12. Protocol engineering and formal specifications
  13. Protocol implementation

Syllabus of computer exercises

  1. Protocol parameters
  2. Communication profiles
  3. Formal specification of communication protocols

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Parameter sensitivity analysis of a protocol
  2. Formal specification and verification of a communication procedure

Progress assessment

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

Controlled instruction

Mid-term exam, laboratory practice supported by project work, 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. 

Exam prerequisites

Requirements for class accreditation are not defined.
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