Computer Communications and Networks
FIT-IPKAcad. year: 2020/2021
Internet concept and model of the Internet. Model ISO/OSI. TCP, UDP, IP protocols. Addressing in computer networks (local and Internet). Routing on the Internet. Multicasting on the Internet. Switching and switches. Principles of reliable data transfer. Network interconnections. Multiple access. Error control. Communication services and protocols. Wireless and mobile networks and protocols. Network security. Programming network applications.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Student acquaints basic concepts and principles of computer communications and computer networks and will be aware of communication functions and their implementations in common computer networks. The student will learn how to deal with documents which describe the specification of communication protocols. The student will learn how to implement networking applications.
Ability to write a computer program and working knowledge C/C++ programming language. Knowledge of operating systems.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Kurose J.F., Ross K.W.: Computer Networking, A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet (7th edition). Addison-Wesley, 2016.
Lydia Parzial, et al.:TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview, IBM Redbooks, 2006.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
- Project #1 - max 20 pts.
- Project #2 - max 20 pts.
- The final exam - max 60 pts.
Requirements for class accreditation is at least 10 points for the semester.
Language of instruction
The aim is to understand the basic concepts and principles of computer communications and computer networks; to be aware of communication functions and their implementations in common computer networks.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Controlled activities include two projects and the final exam.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
- Computer Networks and the Internet
- Application Layer
- Network application programming
- Transport Layer
- Network Layer
- IPv6 and transition mechanisms
- Local Area Networks, Ethernet
- Wireless and Mobile Networks
- Network Security
- Network Configurations
- Network Traffic Analysis
13 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
- Implementation of a client-server communication
- Implementation of networking application