Title:

Data Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols

Code:PDS
Ac.Year:2009/2010
Term:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeBranchYearDuty
IT-MSC-2MBI2ndCompulsory-Elective - group C
IT-MSC-2MBS1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MGM1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MGM.1stElective
IT-MSC-2MIN-Compulsory-Elective - group C
IT-MSC-2MIN.1stElective
IT-MSC-2MIS1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MIS.1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MMI-Elective
IT-MSC-2MMM-Elective
IT-MSC-2MPS1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MPV1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MSK1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2EITE1stCompulsory
Language:Czech, English
Private info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/PDS/private/
Credits:5
Completion:examination (written&verbal)
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Hours:394207
 ExaminationTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:601501015
Guarantee:Švéda Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc., DIFS
Lecturer:Švéda Miroslav, prof. Ing., CSc., DIFS
Instructor:Očenášek Pavel, Ing., Ph.D., DIFS
Trchalík Roman, Mgr., Ph.D., DIFS
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Information Systems FIT BUT
Substitute for:
Data Communications and Computer Networks (PDT), DIFS
 
Learning objectives:
Understand communication functions and their implementations in computer networks; be aware of related formal tools.
Description:
Coding for error detection and correction, error control. Bit and packet synchronization. Data-flow control. Multiple access control methods. Switching techniques. Switch architectures. Internet structures. Internet routing. Routing with multicast. Scheduling. Packet-error control. Flow control. Traffic management. Protocol engineering and formal specifications. Protocol implementation.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
The sets, relations and mappings. The elementary notions of the graph theory. The elementary notions of communication protocols. Principles of Internet.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences:
Understanding communication functions and their implementations in computer networks; being informed about related formal tools.
Generic learning outcomes and competences:
Understanding communication principles in current computer networks.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. Coding for error detection and correction, error control 
  2. Bit and packet synchronization
  3. Multiple access
  4. Data-flow control
  5. Switching techniques
  6. Internet structures and multicasting
  7. Internet routing
  8. Multicast routing
  9. Scheduling
  10. Packet-error control
  11. Traffic management
  12. Protocol engineering and formal specifications
  13. Protocol implementation
Syllabus of computer exercises:
  1. Protocol parameters
  2. Communication profiles
  3. Formal specification of communication protocols
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
  1. Parameter sensitivity analysis of a protocol
  2. Formal specification and verification of a communication procedure
Fundamental literature:
  1. Farrel, A.: The Internet and Its Protocols - A Comparative Approach, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004, ISBN 1-55860-913-X
  2. Pužmanová, R.: Routing and Switching - Time of Convergence, Addison-Wesley, 2002, ISBN 0-201-39861-3
  3. Keshav, S.: An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking, Addison-Wesley, 1997, ISBN 0-201-63442-2
Study literature:
  1. Farrel, A.: The Internet and Its Protocols - A Comparative Approach. Morgan Kaufmann, 2004, ISBN 1-55860-913-X
  2. Keshav, S.: An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking. Addison-Wesley, 1997, ISBN 0-201-63442-2
Controlled instruction:
Mid-term exam, laboratory practice and/or homework supported by project completion, and final exam are the monitored, and points earning education. Mid-term exam and laboratory practice are without correction eventuality. Final exam has two additional correction eventualities. The minimal number of points that can be obtained from the final exam is 25. Otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student.
Progress assessment:
Written mid-term exam and submitting 2 projets in due dates.
Exam prerequisites:
Requirements for class accreditation are not defined.