Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Optimizing Converged Networks (CNNP4)

CP4 Acad. year 2009/2010 Summer semester 4 credits

Course is not open in this year
The course deals with quality of service in computer networks, congestion management, queueing, shaping and policing. It shows how to implement QoS classification and end-to-end QoS. Practical part of the course focus on wireless LAN QoS implementation, WLAN management and VoIP implementation.


Language of instruction



Classified Credit

Time span

30 hrs laboratories, 9 hrs projects

Assessment points

40 half-term test, 40 labs, 20 projects



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn how to deliver voice services over computer networks. They will design and configure IP telephony, define policing for packet classification. They will learn about 802.1q/p, MPLS Exp, NBAR. They will understand queueing management and how to implement it. They will learn about integrated and differenciated services. They will implement QoS for wireless networks. They will understand how to secure wireless networks, including 802.1x, encrypted connections and WEP/WPA authentication. Course knowledge and experience cover requirements of Cisco certification exam 642-845 ONT.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn how to optimize converged networks using quality of services and congestion management. They will implement different techniques on IP telephony and wireless networks. They will learn how to secure wireless networks.

Learning objectives

The course focuses on VoIP transmission, namely specification and implementation of quality of service and policing. Students will learn how to classify and mark packets, how to configure traffic control, congestions, queueing. Converged networks include data transmission combined with IP telephony and wireless networks.


Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Students are expected to have knowledge of CCNA Exploration 4, or certification exam CCNA 804-802.

Study literature

  • Lecture notes in English.
  • Documents and examples available on the Web portal Academy Online.

Fundamental literature

A. Ranjbar: CCNP ONT Official Exam Certification Guide, Cisco Press, 2007.

Progress assessment

  • Continuous tests via e-learning (min 80%).
  • Practical skills test - 40 points.
  • Final test - 40 points.
  • Seminary work + presentation - 20 points.

Controlled instruction

  • Compulsory laboratory work.
  • Passing all module tests with the minimum score 80%.
  • Oral presentation of seminary work.

Exam prerequisites

  • Labs attendance
  • Passing modular tests with the minimum score 80%
  • Elaboration of seminary work and its presentation.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBI, MBS, MMM, MPV, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MMI, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group S
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MSK, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group M
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