The course introduces students with the fundamentals of data communication networks. The course objective is to provide broader understanding of various communication protocols used in specific types of data networks based on the layered OSI model. The course also provides students with fundamental understanding of TCP/IP protocol family as it is used in the Internet era of networking, including practical experience with the data networks in laboratory.
no special knowledge requirement is necessary
The students will acquire broader understanding of communication networks and protocols to be help them better select their future study of more in-depth focused subjects in the field of networking.
1. Introduction. Basic concepts, historical overview.
2. Internet, virtualization, cloud, social networks.
3. Methods of communication, layered models, networks topologies.
4. Application protocols - socket, web, telnet
5. Domain Name System - DNS.
6. E-mail - basic principles and protocols.
7. Network addresses and routing basics.
8. Network devices - hub, switch, router, gateway, firewall.
9. Virtualization in data networks.
10. Security in LAN - Ethernet, Spanning tree.
11. How to access to the Internet (xDSL, CATV, GSM, LTE).
12. Convergence of LAN and WAN (FR, MPLS).
13. Internet of Things.
14. Basic concepts of network administration.
1. Preliminary exercises, health and safety, conditions of granting credit, introduction to the lab.
2. Get familiar with the lab. Network diagnostic tools.
3. The basics of configuration and control of Cisco routers
4. Lab: Wireshark, TCP UDP analysis
5. Lab: Domain Name System
6. Lab: E-mail
7. Lab: DHCP and NAT
8. Lab: Routing
9. Project definition
10. Lab: Virtual LAN
11. Lab: ADSL router
12. Lab: Cabling system
13. The compensatory exercise
14. Assessment. Examination pre-term.
Peterson, L. L. Computer Networks, 5th edition. The Morgan Kaufmann. 2011.
Forouzan, B. A. Data Communications and Networking, 5th edition. McGraw-Hill Education. 2012.