Computer and Communication Networks

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Computer and Communication Networks (Main course) BE5B32PKS
Credits 6
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching English
Extent of teaching 2P + 2C
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with current trends in the switched local networks and the key functions of routing protocols in IP networks. The course is aimed rather primarily practically then theoretically.
Study targets
The students will master a design of the small scale data networks including a basic security measures.
Course outlines
1. Networking Today
2. Protocol Models
3. Physical Layer
4. Number Systems
5. Data Link Layer
6. Ethernet Switching
7. Network Layer
8. Address Resolution
9. Basic Router Configuration
10. IPv4 Addressing and IPv6 Addressing
11. ICMP
12. Transport Layer
13. Application Layer
14. Network Security Fundamentals

Exercises outlines
1. Network Representation
2. Design and Implement a VLSM Addressing Scheme
3. Configure IPv6 Addressing
4. Use Ping and Traceroute to Test Network Connecivity
5. Use ICMP to Test and Correct Network Connectivity
6. Troubleshoot Default Gateway Issues
7. Configure Secure Passwords and SSH
8. Interpret show Command Output
9. TCP and UDP Communications
10. Secure Network Devices
11. Connect a Wired and Wireless LAN
12. Connect the Physical Layer
13. Examine the ARP Table
14. Identify MAC and IP Addresses, IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
- Tanenbaum, A.S.: Computer Networks, Prentice Hall PTR; 4 edition(August 19, 2002), ISBN: 978-0130661029

- Kurose, J.F., Ross, K.W.: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet (3rd Edition), ISBN: 978-0321227355

- DOYLE, Jeff, DEHAVEN, Jennifer. Routing TCP/IP. [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2001. 945 s.

- SEIFERT, Rich. The Switch Book : The Complete Guide to LAN Switching technology. [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2000. 698 s. ISBN 0-471-34586-5.

- SPURGEON, Charles E. Ethernet : The Definitive guide. [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2000. 498 s. ISBN 1-56592-660-9.
Students have to successfully elaborate practical exercises The subject will be evaluated as per term average of all mini tests (40 %) + exam (60 %)