Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Data Communications and Computer Networks

PDT Acad. year 2005/2006 Summer semester 6 credits

Information theory basics. The telephone network. The Internet. ATM networks. Protocol layering. Multiple access. Error detection and correction codes, error control. Switching. Scheduling.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 4 hrs exercises, 2 hrs laboratories, 8 hrs projects

Assessment points

60 exam, 15 half-term test, 10 labs, 15 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Understanding concepts and principles of computer communications and lower layers of computer networks.

Learning objectives

Understand concepts and principles of computer communications and lower layers of computer networks.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

The sets, relations and mappings. The elementary notions of the graph theory.

Study literature

  • Keshav S.: An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking. Addison-Wesley.

Fundamental literature

  • Keshav S.: An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking. Addison-Wesley.

Syllabus of lectures

  • Introduction.
  • Information theory basics.
  • Error detection and error correction codes.
  • The telephone network.
  • The Internet.
  • ATM networks.
  • Protocol layering.
  • Error control.
  • Network interconnections.
  • Multiple access.
  • Switching.
  • Scheduling.
  • Case studies.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  • Information theory basics.
  • Error detection and correction codes.
  • Data-link layer protocols.
  • Protocol analysis.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • Error detection codes and algorithms
  • Simulation of lower-layer protocols

Progress assessment

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

Controlled instruction

Completion of 2 projects, mid-term exam passing
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