Computer Networks

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
BIE-PSI Z,ZK 5 2P+1R+1C English
Department of Computer Systems

Students understand the basic common techniques, protocols, technologies, and algorithms necessary to communicate in computer networks focusing primarily the 2nd to 4th layer of the ISO OSI model. They also get a basic understanding of communication media, security, and network administration. Students will be able to write a simple network application and configure a simple network.


Programming in C, C++, or Java.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Module requirements and organization. History of computer networks. OSI model.

2. Physical layer. Metallic and optic media - properties, usage, connecting.

3. Link layer: Acknowledging, link layer protocols. Shared media access methods.

4. Network layer. Routing.

5. Interconnecting the networks: hubs, bridges, routers.

6. Transport layer protocols. TCP/IP v4.

7. IPv6: properties, addressing, security, mobility.

8. Flow control, QoS.

9. Directory services: DNS, X.500.

10. Security: principles, symmetric and asymmetric ciphers, digital signature.

11. Network security: rules, firewalls, NAT, ssh, ssl, ipsec, vpn.

12. Special networks: FibreChannel, NAS, SAN.

13. Network administration: SNMP, CMIP, RMON, network monitoring applications. Overview of network configuration.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Communication in a TCP/IP network. Addressing, address translation, configuration.

2. Communication in a TCP/IP network. BSD socket programming interface.

3. Protocols - theoretical models, communicating automata, Petri nets.

4. Efficiency of link-level protocols.

5. Assignment 1. File transfer using TCP.

6. Assignment 2. File transfer using UDP.

7. Router configuration - Linux.

8. Router configuration - Cisco.

Study Objective:

The aim of the module is to teach students the architectures and protocols of computer networks and computer network technologies with the focus on the 2nd to 4th ISO OSI layer. The module is also an introduction to network security and network administration.

Study materials:

1. Kurose, J. F., Ross, K. W. ''Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (4th Edition)''. Addison Wesley, 2007. ISBN 0321497708.

Further information:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-09-25
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