Course: Computer Networks IV

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Course title Computer Networks IV
Course code KID/AXS4P
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
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
Scaling IP Addresses. Scaling Networks with NAT and PAT, private addressing, Introduction to NAT and PAT, major NAT and PAT features, configuring NAT and PAT, verifying PAT configuration, troubleshooting NAT and PAT configuration, issues with NAT. DHCP. Introduction to DHCP, BOOTP and DHCP differences, major DHCP features, DHCP operation, configuring DHCP, verifying DHCP operation, troubleshooting DHCP, DHCP relay. WAN Technologies. WAN technology, WAN devices, WAN standards, WAN encapsulation, packet and circuit switching, last mile problem, analog dialup, ISDN, leased line, X.25. Frame Relay, ATM, xDSL, cable modem. WAN design. WAN communication, steps in WAN design, identifying and selecting networking capabilities, Three-layer design model, other layered design models, other WAN design considerations. PPP protocol. Serial Point-to-Point links, introduction to serial communication, time-division multiplexing, demarcation point, DTE-DCE, HDLC encapsulation, configuring HDLC encapsulation, troubleshooting a serial interface, PPP authentication. PPP layered architecture, establishing a PPP session, PPP authentication protocols, Password Authentication Protocol (PAP), Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP), PPP encapsulation and authentication process . Configuring PPP. Introduction to configuring PPP, configuring PPP authentication, verifying the serial PPP encapsulation configuration, troubleshooting the serial PPP encapsulation configuration . ISDN. ISDN concepts, ISDN standards and access methods, ISDN 3-layer model and protocols, ISDN functions, ISDN reference points, determining the router ISDN interface, ISDN switch types, ISDN configuration, configuring ISDN BRI, configuring ISDN PRI, verifying ISDN configuration, troubleshooting the ISDN configuration. DDR. DDR operation, DDR configuration, configuring legacy DDR, defining static routes for DDR, specifying interesting traffic for DDR, configuring DDR dialer information, configuring dialer profiles, verifying DDR configuration, troubleshooting DDR configuration. Frame Relay. Frame Relay Concepts, Frame Relay terminology, Frame Relay stack layered support, Frame Relay bandwidth and flow control, Frame Relay address mapping/topology, Frame Relay LMI, stages of Inverse ARP and LMI operation. Configuring Frame Relay. Configuring basic Frame Relay, configuring a static Frame Relay map, reachability issues with routing updates in NBMA, Frame Relay subinterfaces, configuring Frame Relay subinterfaces, verifying the Frame Relay configuration, troubleshooting the Frame Relay configuration. Introduction to Network Administration. Workstations and Servers, client-server relationship, concept of service on servers. Introduction to NOS, Microsoft NT/2k/XP and .NET, UNIX Sun, HP, and LINUX versions, Apple. Introduction to network management. Network management concepts, OSI and network management model, SNMP and CMIP standards, SNMP operation, Structure of management information and MIBs, SNMP protocol, Configuring SNMP, RMON, Syslog.

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 CCNA4 curricula. An emphasis will be placed on the WAN technologies. Students have an opportunity to gain advanced skills in the CNA lab.
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) CCNA4 class including a written homework (case study).
Recommended literature
  • 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
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
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