Course detail

Data Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols (in English)

FIT-PDSeAcad. year: 2019/2020

Active network devices and their function. IP routing. Network security and detection of networking attacks. VoIP communication. Network management and monitoring. Transport and application layer security. P2P networks. Blockchain.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Understand principles of network communication and architecture of advanced network services. Be aware of security risks and get acquainted with tools for detection an mitigation of security incidents.
Understanding communication principles in current computer networks.


Basics of computer networks, IP addressing, network services: WWW, DHCP, DNS. Principles of Internet. Basic Unix configuration.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kurose, J.F., Ross, K. W: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet, Edition 7. Addison-Wesley, 2016.
Tanenbaum, Andrew S: Computer Networks, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010.
Santos, Omar, Stuppi, John: CCNA Security 210-260 Official Certification Guide. Cisco Press, 2015.
Van Megellen, J., Madsen, L., Smith, J.: Asterisk. The Future of Telephony, 2nd Edition. O'Reilly, 2007.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Active participation on lectures and labs.  Submitting project in due dates.
Exam prerequisites:
Requirements for class accreditation are not defined.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Understand basic principles of network communication. Security of network communication. Deep analysis of selected network traffic, detection of attacks. Network monitoring and troubleshooting. Security and privacy in communication. Modern communication technologies.

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

Active participation in hands-on labs, project assignment,
and final exam are the monitored, and points earning an education.
The minimal number of points that can be obtained from
the final exam is 25. Otherwise, no points will be assigned to a

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-MGR-1H Master's

    branch MGH , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, recommended

  • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

    branch MGMe , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Introduction to IP networking. Basic configuration of network devices.
  2. Static and dynamic routing. Routing algorithms.
  3. IPv6 networking and tunneling.
  4. L2 network security.
  5. SSL/TLS encryption. Certificates.
  6. Privacy ana anonymity on Internet.
  7. DNS security and privacy.
  8. Web data transport.
  9. Network monitoring. NTP, syslog, SNMP and NetFlow.
  10. Introduction to IP telephony.
  11. Advanced IP telephony.
  12. SDN Networking.
  13. Blockchain.

Fundamentals seminar

4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

2 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Basic configuration of Cisco devices.
  2. Implementation of static and dynamic routing.
  3. Configuration of IPv6 networks, tunneling IPv6 over IPv4.
  4. Mitigating L2 attacks: IP spoofing, ARP spoofing, etc.
  5. Analyzing SSL/TLS communication.
  6. Privacy ana anonymity on Internet.
  7. DNS security and privacy.
  8. User detection using web client's features.
  9. Configuring SNMP, NetFlow and syslog.
  10. Basic configuration of VoIP client. Call analysis.
  11. Configuring VoIP server.
  12. Virtual networking using Mininet.
  13. Analysing bitcoin blockchain.


7 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer