Course: Computer Networks

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Course title Computer Networks
Course code NTI/PCT*H
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kmoch David, Mgr.
  • Vraný Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Satrapa Pavel, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Žaloudek Martin, Ing.
  • Ječmen Petr, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Basic terms 2. Network architecture, ISO OSI reference model 3. Physical layer, media, data transmission over phone line, ADSL 4. Ethernet 5. Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Ten-Gigabit Ethernet 6. IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) 7. Ethernet alternatives, virtual local networks 8. Internet Protocol 9. Routing algorithms, principles, RIP, OSPF 10. Transport layer - UDP, TCP 11. Domain Name System 12. Application protocols - E-mail, WWW 13. Application protocols - IP telephony and other applications 14. Internet Protocol version 6 Practices: 1. Etics, etiquette and anonymity in Internet 2. LIANE, computer network of TU in Liberec 3. Elektronic mail 4. File transfers, FTP 5. World-Wide Web 6. Remote access and services 7. Security, viruses and antiviruses

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject is focused on basic principles of the computer networks. Basic terminology of computer networks, topology, architecture. ISO OSI reference model. The common networking technologies - Ethenret and its variants, Token Ring, FDDI, ATM. Routing and routing protocols. Internet and function of its core protocols and services - IP, TCP, Domain name System, E-mail, WWW.
Students learn the principles of computer network operation and the most common networking technologies and applications.
Informatics essentials

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Requirements for getting a credit are activity at the practicals /seminars and successful passing the tests. Examination is of the written and oral forms.
Recommended literature
  • Peterka J.:. soubor článků,
  • Stevens W. R.:. TCP/IP Illustrated.. Addison-Wesley, 1994. ISBN 0-201-63346-9.
  • Tanenbaum A. S.:. Computer Networks.. Prentice-Hall, 1989. ISBN 0-13-166836-6.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Economics Study plan (Version): Managerial Informatics (2015) Category: Economy 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer