Course detail

Data Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols

FIT-PDSAcad. year: 2019/2020

Transport protocols. Routing algorithms. Design of switches and routers. Principles of P2P communication. Packet processing in the operating system. Detection of network incidents. Data centers, software defined networks, virtual network functions. Cloud networking. Automated error detection in network communication.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Understanding principles and implementation of network algorithms in computer networks. Knowledge of network device architectures. Methods for classification and analysis of network traffic and error detection in computer communication.

Understanding communication principles and implementation in current computer networks.

Prerequisites

The set theory, graph theory and relations. Fundamentals of communication protocols. Principles of Internet.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

D. Medhi, K. Ramasamy: Network Routing. Algorithms, Protocols, and Architecture. 2nd Edition, Elsevier, 2018 (https://primo.lib.vutbr.cz/permalink/f/1pt3lf4/TN_pq_ebook_centralEBC5042250).
R. White, E. Banks: Computer Networking Problems and Solutions: An innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2018.
F. Behrouz: Data Communications and Networking: Fifth Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2012.
Farrel, A.: The Internet and Its Protocols - A Comparative Approach, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Written mid-term exam and submitting project in due dates.
Exam prerequisites:
Requirements for class accreditation are not defined.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

Understand principles and implementation of network algorithms in computer networks. Become familiar with design of common network devices. Learn advanced methods for classification and analysis of network traffic and error detection in computer communication.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

    branch MBI , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MIN , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MMI , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    branch MMM , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective

  • Programme MITAI Master's

    specialization NADE , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NBIO , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NGRI , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NNET , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    specialization NVIZ , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NCPS , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    specialization NSEC , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    specialization NEMB , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NHPC , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    specialization NISD , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NIDE , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NISY , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NMAL , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NMAT , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NSEN , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NVER , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective
    specialization NSPE , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, elective

  • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

    branch MPV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch MGM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch MSK , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch MIS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch MBS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  1. L2 and L3 technologies.
  2. Transport layer, flow-control and congestion-control.
  3. Routing theory.
  4. Switch design.
  5. Router design.
  6. Principles of peer-to-peer networks.
  7. Packet processing in operating system.
  8. Data center. Software Defined Networks.Virtualization.
  9. Anonymity on the Internet.
  10. Cloud networking.
  11. Automated error detection.
  12. Network neutrality.

Fundamentals seminar

4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

2 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  • Analysis of selected network attacks.

Project

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  • Design, modeling and implementation of a network application.

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