Title:

Computer Communications and Networks

Code:IPK
Ac.Year:2005/2006
Term:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeBranchYearDuty
IT-BC-3BIT2ndCompulsory
Language:Czech, English
Private info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/IPK/private/
Credits:5
Completion:accreditation+exam (written)
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Hours:390409
 ExaminationTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:65002015
Guarantee:Švéda Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc., DIFS
Lecturer:Ráb Jaroslav, Ing., DIFS
Instructor:Matoušek Petr, Ing., Ph.D., M.A., DIFS
Ráb Jaroslav, Ing., DIFS
Ščuglík František, Ing., Ph.D., DIFS
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Information Systems FIT BUT
Follow-ups:
Network Applications and Network Administration (ISA), DIFS
 
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.
Description:
  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.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Codes for data presentation, Hamming distance. Programming language C/C++.
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.
Syllabus of lectures:
 
  1. Introduction into computer networks.
  2. Communication model of Internet. ISO/OSI model. Communication services and protocols.
  3. Application layer and protocols.
  4. Transport layer. UDP protocol.
  5. TCP protocol. Socket API.
  6. Network layer. IP protocol. Addressing and routing.
  7. Routing protocols.
  8. Multicast in INternet.
  9. Link layer and link protocols.
  10. Switching and switches.
  11. ATM. Frame Relay.
  12. High-speed networks. Wireless and mobile networks and protocols.
  13. Network management.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
 
  1. Written presentation of a selected protocol specification based on RFC document.
  2. Project focused on TCP/IP communication.
  3. Two laboratory practice with task.
Fundamental literature:
 
  1. Kurose J.F., Ross K.W.: Computer Networking, A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet. Addison-Wesley, 2003.
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
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.
Progress assessment:
  
  • Evaluated project - 15 points
  • Laboratory practice with task - 10 points
  • Laboratory practice with task - 10 points
  • Final written examination - 65 points
Exam prerequisites:
  Requirements for class accreditation is at least 50% of points for semester.