Course: Computer Networks IV

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Course title Computer Networks IV
Course code KID/AXS4K
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Drvota Zdeněk, Ing.
Course content
Recapitulation CCNA1 and CCNA2. Factors affecting the performance of LANs, advantages of LAN segmentation, segmentation LAN. Congestion problem in Ethernet networks, the differences between network segmentation using bridges, switches and routers. Switching 2nd and 3 layer mikrosegmentation, symmetric and asymmetric switching, switching methods, the difference between switching method of continuous processing (cut-through) and the method přesílání (store-and-forward). The problem of loops in the network, Spanning Tree Protocol and its benefits. Configuring load distribution. Virtual LANs, advantages of using virtual LANs, the implementation of virtual LANs with Cisco switches. Distribution to multiple VLAN switches, stalk, configuring routers for routing between VLANs. LAN design methodology, critical components, functions and location of servers, intranet, design topology 1st layer, the characteristics and benefits of Fast Ethernet technology, rules and distance limitations. 2nd Draft and 3 layer. Access lists (ACL) and their use of standard configuration of access control lists for IP traffic. Configure extended access lists for IP filtering, monitoring and verification of selected transactions with access lists in routers. Network management, necessary documentation, security aspects, performance aspects, the methodology for troubleshooting.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Skills training, Laboratory work, Stimulating activities (simulation, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
Advanced course based on Cisco Networking Academy CCNA3 curricula. An emphasis will be placed on the switching and Cisco switch configuration. Students have an opportunity to gain advanced skills in the CNA lab. To continue in Computer Networks IV students should successfully pass the CCNA3 class.
Students gain both the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field, allowing to hold the corresponding function (network administration, network installation). You also get the necessary language skills, enabling further training in the field without language barriers.
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Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Didactic test, Systematic monitoring

Given assignment confirms that a student has attended lessons to the extent required and fulfilled qualified requirements. Conditions for credit are: active work at labs, min. 80% presence, passing the CNA (Cisco Networking Academy) CCNA3 class.
Recommended literature
  • Cisco networking Academy Program: CCNA 3 and 4 Lab Companion. USA: Cisco Press, 2003. ISBN 1587131145.
  • Cisco Networking Academy Program: CCNA 3 and 4 Lab Companion. USA: Cisco Press, 2003. ISBN 1587131145.
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  • Comer, D. E. Internetworking with TCP/IP vol. I, Principles, protocols, and architecture.- 4th edition. Prentice Hall, 2000. ISBN 0-13-018380-6.
  • Lammle, T. Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide. USA: Sybex, 2003. ISBN 0-7821-2647-2.
  • Lammle, T. Mistrovství v počítačových sítích. Praha: Grada, 2003.
  • Naik, D. C. INTERNET standardy a protokoly. Brno: Computer Press, 1999. ISBN 8072261460.
  • Odom, Wendell. Počítačové sítě bez předchozích znalostí. Brno: CP Books, 2005. ISBN 80-251-0538-5.
  • Pužmanová, Rita. Moderní komunikační sítě od A do Z : [technologie pro datovou, hlasovou a multimediální komunikaci]. Brno: Computer Press, 2006. ISBN 80-251-1278-0.
  • Tanenbaum, A. S. Computer networks - 4th ed. Prentice Hall, 2003. ISBN 0-13-066102-3.
  • Velte, T. J., Velte, A. T. Síťové technologie CISCO- velký průvodce. Brno: Computer Press, 2003. ISBN 8072268570.

Study plans that include the course
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