Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Computer Communications and Networks

IPK Acad. year 2010/2011 Summer semester 5 credits

Internet concept and model of Internet. Model ISO/OSI. TCP, UDP, IP protocols. Addressing in computer networks (local and Internet). Routing in Internet. Multicasting in Internet. Switching and switches. Principles of reliable data transfer. Network interconnections. Multiple access. Error control. Communication services and protocols. Wireless and mobile networks and protocols.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Completion

Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 4 hrs laboratories, 9 hrs projects

Assessment points

65 exam, 10 labs, 25 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Student acquaints basic concepts and principles of computer communications and computer networks and will be aware of communication functions and their implementations in common computer networks. Student will learn how to deal with RFC documents which desribe specification of communication protocols in detail. Student will learn how to implement communication protocol with respect to protocol specification in RFC document.

Learning objectives

The aim is to understand basic concepts and principles of computer communications and computer networks; to be aware of communication functions and their implementations in common computer networks.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Codes for data presentation, Hamming distance. Programming language C/C++.

Study literature

  1. Halsall F.: Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems. Addison-Wesley, 1996.
  2. Puzmanova, R.: Routing and Switching, Time of Convergence?. Addison-Wesley, 2003.
  3. RFC

Fundamental literature

  1. Kurose J.F., Ross K.W.: Computer Networking, A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet. Addison-Wesley, 2003.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction into computer networks. Communication model of Internet. ISO/OSI model. Communication services and protocols.
  2. Application layer and protocols. HTTP, FTP.
  3. Electronic mail. DNS.
  4. Transport layer. Principle of realible data transfer. TCP protocol.
  5. UDP protocol. Socket API.
  6. Network layer. IP protocol version 4. Addressing in Internet. IP protocol version 6. ICMP. DHCP. 
  7. Routing in Internet and routing protocols. RIP, OSFP. 
  8. Multicast in Internet.
  9. Link layer and link protocols. Ethernet. 
  10. Switching and switches.
  11. ATM. Frame Relay. X.25. 
  12. Wireless and mobile networks and protocols.
  13. Network security.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Three projects focused on TCP/IP communication.
  2. Two laboratory practice with task.

Progress assessment

  • Evaluated project - 5 points
  • Evaluated project - 8 points
  • Evaluated project - 12 points
  • Laboratory practice with task - 5 points
  • Laboratory practice with task - 5 points
  • Final written examination - 65 points

Controlled instruction

Laboratory practice supported by project work and final exam are the monitored, and points earning, education. Laboratory practice are without correction eventuality. Final exam has two additional correction eventualities. The minimal number of points which can be obtained from the final exam is 30. Otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student.

Exam prerequisites

Requirements for class accreditation is at least 50% of points for semester.
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