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FI:PA191 Advanced Computer Networking - Course Information

PA191 Advanced Computer Networking

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Vít Rusňák, Ph.D. (assistant)
Ing. Eva Výtvarová (assistant)
Supervisor
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Timetable
Tue 16:00–17:50 B204
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PA159 Net-Centric Computing I && ! NOW ( PA159 Net-Centric Computing I )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main goal of this course is to provide a deeper insight into the area of computer networks (behind the level of basic bachelor courses) and to provide a complex survey of crucial protocols in computer networks (routing, IPv6, quality of service, etc.). Graduate will be able to analyze the behavior of even complex computer networks and propose their topology as well as solutions to particular problems. Graduate will also know the features and benefits of the IPv6 network protocol and become able to design and implement an IPv6 network. Graduate will obtain a survey of mechanisms used for ensuring the quality of service in computer networks. Graduate will be able to discover bottlenecks in communication systems and will be able to propose their removal/elimination. Graduate will learn the basic principles in the area of mobile networks, he or she will obtain an idea about their specific features from the perspective of computer networks. Graduate will be also able to prepare and lead simple courses targeted in particular areas of computer networks and their applications.
Syllabus
  • Architecture of computer networks, ISO/OSI and TCP/IP model, IP protocol, transport protocols (TCP, UDP), basic services of computer networks -- short recapitulation.
  • Advanced features of IPv6 protocol: mobility and security, ICMPv6, IPv6 support in applications.
  • Advanced routing mechanisms: distance vector, link state and path vector routing. Router architecture. Traffic Engineering. MPLS, MPLS labels' assignment and distribution, MPLS routing.
  • Advanced TCP protocol features. Protocols for high bandwidth networks with high latency.
  • Peer-to-peer networks. Basic architectures, routing in structured and unstructured P2P systems and hybrid P2P networks.
  • Ad-hoc/sensor networks: history, types, data transmission principles, communication principles, routing, mechanisms for ensuring reliable communication, protocols, actual trends.
  • Computer networks and multimedia: multimedia application demands, actual trends
Literature
  • BLACK, Darryl P. Building switched networks :multilayer switching, Qos, IP multicast, network policy, and service-level agreements. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1999. xix, 298 s. ISBN 0-201-37953-8. info
  • GORALSKI, Walter. High-speed networking and communications technologies for the Internet and Intranets. Charleston: Computer Technology Research Corporation, 1998. v, 274 s. ISBN 1-56607-997-7. info
  • WOLF, Lars Christian. Resource management for distributed multimedia systems. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996. x, 145 s. ISBN 0-7923-9748-7. info
  • STEINMETZ, Ralf and Klara NAHRSTEDT. Multimedia :computing, communications and applications. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall PTR, 1995. xxii, 854. ISBN 0-13-324435-0. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading of recommended literature, no drills
Assessment methods
No home work and drills. Only final written exam at the end of the course (11 questions/subjects that must be answered explicitly by students, 110 points in total).
Language of instruction
English
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Accreditation autumn.
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