Course details

Optimizing Converged Networks (CNNP4)

CP4 Acad. year 2010/2011 Summer semester 4 credits

Current academic 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

52 hrs laboratories

Assessment points

40 mid-term test, 60 labs



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.

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. Voice over IP - architecture and implementation.
  2. Quality of Service - models, integrated and differenciated services.
  3. Classification, Marking, and NBAR.
  4. Congestion management and queueing.
  5. Congestion Avoidence, RED, CBWRED. Link Efficiency Mechanisms.
  6. Practical Implementing QoS. AutoQoS.
  7. Wireless LAN QoS Implementation.
  8. 802.1x authentication, WiFi encryption.
  9. WLAN management, location services.
  10. Case study presentation.
  11. Skills exam. Final exam.

Progress assessment

  • Active laboratory work (max. 60 points).
  • Practical skills test (max. 20 points).
  • Final test (max. 20 points).
  • To get Academy Certificate of Completion all tests including Final exam and Skill test must be passed with score 80% or better.

Controlled instruction

  • Home preparation and active laboratory work.
  • Passing all module tests.

Exam prerequisites

  • Labs attendance.
  • Getting at least 50% points of every activity.

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, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group M
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