Course detail

Design of Data Networks

FEKT-BPC-PDSAcad. year: 2020/2021

The PC network layout, basics of the LAN networks, Ethernet, Wi- Fi, ARCNet, Token Ring, Token, Bus, AnyLAN, FDDI, ATM.
PC network topology and access method. Active network resources: HUB, switch, router. Transmission paths.
Projected documentation at design of the data network. Structured cabling systems. Methodology for measuring and evaluation of data parameters of fixed electronic communications networks.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Upon completion of the course the student will have an overview of the types and topology of the networks, about the transmission paths of coaxial cables, optical fibers, structured cabling. The student will be able to create project documentation in the design of data networks using AutoCAD Electrical.


The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DERFLER, F. J. : Jak pracují sítě. UNIS publishing 1994. ISBN 1-56276-129-3 (CS)
Vymětal, D.: Informační systémy v podnicích, teorie a praxe projektování. Grada : Praha, 2009 (CS)
HEŘMAN, J., TRINKEWITZ, Z. a kolektiv autorů: Elektrotechnické a telekomunikační instalace. Dashöfer Holding, Ltd. a Verlag Dashöfer, nakladatelství, s.r.o. ISDN 80-86897-06-0 (CS)
Příručka pro projektování, montáž a instalaci, Siemens (CS)
Metodika pro měření a vyhodnocení datových parametrů pevných sítí elektronických komunikací. Český telekomunikační úřad. parametrů pevných sítí elektronických komunikací (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and computer laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

30 count - work over semester
70 count - test in last semester

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Lectures content:
1. PC network layout, basics of the LAN networks, types of the LAN networks and its standarts, Ethernet, Wi-fi, ARCNet, Token Ring, Token, Bus, AnyLAN, FDDI, ATM. Programs for creating data schemes, Spider-fiber, Spider-tel, Autocad electrical, choose of the programe for given design.
2. PC network topology and access method, bus topology, star topology, circular topology, polynom topology, access method csma/cd, access method csma/ca.
3. Active network resources: HUB, switch, router, choose of the suitable element of the network.
4. Ethernet on the twisted pair, required structured cabeling, ethernet on optical cables, Wi- Fi.
5. Transmission paths: coaxial cables, coaxial cable types, shared medium basic and broad band coaxial cable, shielded and unshielded twisted pair, color markings, insulation parts, affecting of the topology of networks using a twisted pair.
6. Transmission paths: optical fibers types, cables with tight secondary protection, cables with free secondary protection, optic cables category, choosing of the suitable optical cable, cable construction, insulation and its coloring, optical cables marking.
7. Projected documentation at design of the data network.
8. Structured cabling systems, basic standards layout of the structured cabling, construction of the structured cabling systems, cabling category, cabling choosing, class of optical cables, office space, socket, socket standards.
9.Standards and norms in cable system: documentation, classification of environments for channels, Building routes, Centralized fiber optic cabling, Fiber-optic risks, cable installation procedures, Installation procedure, Cable fiber optic cable procedures.
10. Cable termination: connections and connectors, types of optical connectors, compact connectors, connector marking, terminal blocks for termination, fiber optic terminals, patch panels, connecting cables, user connectors.
11. Fiber bending, micro / macro bends, standard G.657, basic geometric, transmission and mechanical parameters for fibers with reduced bending sensitivity, A / B specification, opto-metric transducer, multiplex wdm, microtubule principle.
12. Centralized cabling, benefits, problems.
13. Methodology for measurement and evaluation of data parameters of fixed electronic communications networks. Methodology, choice of measurement method, procedure in error states, measuring scenarios, capacity verification, stability verification.

Practice content:
1. AutoCAD Electrical - basics of operation, icon menu, work with command prompt.
2. Drawing creation, Project Properties, Drawing Properties, specification of components, number cables, cross reference, style, drawing format.
3. Project settings, library choosing, real- time errors controlling, searching in catalog, switching between sequential and license tags, description text.
4. Wire Numbers, cable types settings, sequential or license switching, wire types, layers setting, location of cable designation, definition of main routes.
5. Cross-references, selection cross-reference format, select cross-reference components for text, graphics, and panels. Styles: Select the style of arrows, PLCs, cables, and so on; Adding or removing layers.
6. Drawing Format: orientation, spacing, value sizes; Format (X-Y Grid, X); scale; Arrangement of wires and cables. Using exchange parameters. Own project, Libraries - IEC library installation (European standard).
7.-13. Work assignment, work, evaluation of the project.


The goal of the subject is to teach students to have an overview about the types and network topologies, transmission paths type coaxial cables, optical fibers, structured cabling and teach them create a projected documentation at design of the data network using AutoCAD Electrical system.

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

Obligatory participation in excercises.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective
  • Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer