Data Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols
PDS Acad. year 2023/2024 Summer semester 5 credits
Transport protocols. Routing algorithms. Design of switches and routers. Principles of P2P communication. Packet processing in the operating system. Detection of network incidents. Data centers, software defined networks, virtual network functions. Content delivery networks. Privacy and anonymity in computer networks.
Language of instruction
- 39 hrs lectures
- 4 hrs exercises
- 2 hrs laboratories
- 26 hrs projects
- 60 pts final exam (written part)
- 15 pts mid-term test (6 pts written part, 6 pts test part)
- 25 pts projects
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences
Understanding principles and implementation of network algorithms in computer networks. Knowledge of network device architectures. Methods for classification and analysis of network traffic and error detection in computer communication.
Understanding communication principles and implementation in current computer networks.
Understand principles and implementation of network algorithms in computer networks. Become familiar with design of common network devices. Learn advanced methods for classification and analysis of network traffic and error detection in computer communication.
Why is the course taught
The course prepares students to solve advanced engineering tasks in area of network communication, network applications and infrastructure.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
The set theory, graph theory and relations. Fundamentals of communication protocols. Principles of Internet.
- R. White, E. Banks: Computer Networking Problems and Solutions: An innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2018.
- D. Medhi, K. Ramasamy: Network Routing. Algorithms, Protocols, and Architecture. 2nd Edition, Elsevier, 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.
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.
Farrel, A.: The Internet and Its Protocols - A Comparative Approach, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.
Syllabus of lectures
- Introduction to networking.
- Routing theory.
- Transport layer, flow-control and congestion-control.
- Switch design.
- Router design.
- Packet processing in operating system.
- Data center. Software Defined Networks.Virtual Network Functions.
- Peer to peer networks.
- Packet classification and data filtering.
- Intrusion detection.
- Reputation systems.
- Privacy and anonymity on the Internet.
- Content delivery networks.
Syllabus of laboratory exercises
- Advanced network traffic processing.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students
- Advanced metods for network traffic analysis.
Written mid-term exam and submitting project in due dates.
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.
Requirements for class accreditation are not defined.
Course inclusion in study plans
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- Programme IT-MGR-2, field MBS, MGM, MIS, MPV, MSK, 1st year of study, Compulsory
- Programme IT-MGR-2, field MMM, any year of study, Elective
- Programme MITAI, field NADE, NBIO, NEMB, NGRI, NIDE, NISD, NISY, NISY up to 2020/21, NMAL, NMAT, NSEN, NSPE, NVER, NVIZ, any year of study, Elective
- Programme MITAI, field NCPS, NHPC, NNET, NSEC, any year of study, Compulsory