UIINFNP008 Computer Networks and Decentralized Systems

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
RNDr. Šárka Vavrečková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Šárka Vavrečková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Šárka Vavrečková, Ph.D.
Institute of Computer Science – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Tue 11:25–13:00 PED1
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UIINFNP008/A: Mon 14:45–16:20 B5, Š. Vavrečková
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Tento předmět navazuje na obdobný předmět z bakalářského stupně studia a předpokládá základní znalosti a dovednosti v oblasti počítačových sítí.
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 / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to acquaint students with the principles of data communications, the standards and the specifications of computer networks. We focus on architectures of the global computer networks in the environment of the decentralized systems and security models.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student:
- deepens knowledge in the field of concepts and architecture of computer networks,
- will know important network protocols and mechanisms,
- will know to solve issues related to network administration and configuration of network devices.
  • 1. Standardization of computer networks, the ISO/OSI reference model. The TCP/IP network model. Network stacks.
  • 2. Local area networks: Ethernet, wireless technologies. VLAN, STP, EtherChannel, SAN.
  • 3. Wide area networks, telecommunications, mobile networks, access networks.
  • 4. OSI Network and Transport Layer.
  • 5. OSI Application Layer, selected protocols and services.
  • 6. Decentralized and distributed systems. Routing, advanced routing.
  • 7. Security and management. Attacks, network monitoring and analysis, IDS/IPS, logging, network management, monitoring systems.
    required literature
  • • The TCP/IP Guide [online]. [cit. 2019-09-18]. Available at: http://www.tcpipguide.com/
  • • VAVREČKOVÁ, Šárka. Počítačové sítě a decentralizované systémy [online]. Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 336 stran, průběžně aktualizováno. Dostupné na: http://vavreckova.zam.slu.cz/obsahy/site/sitemgr.pdf
    recommended literature
  • • CARROLL, Brandon. Bezdrátové sítě Cisco: autorizovaný výukový průvodce. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-2884-8
  • • EVANS, Lester. Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know about Computer and Cyber Security, Social Engineering, the Internet of Things + an Essential Guide to Ethical Hacking for Beginners. Amazon Digital Services LLC - Kdp Print Us, 2019. ISBN 978179464723
  • • SANDERS, Chris. Analýza sítí a řešení problémů v programu Wireshark. Brno: Computer Press, 2012, 288 s. ISBN 978-80-251-3718-5. Dostupné také z: https://www.nostarch.com/packet2.htm
  • • PUŽMANOVÁ, Rita. TCP/IP v kostce. 2., upr. a rozš. vyd. České Budějovice: Kopp, 2009, 619 s. ISBN 978-807-2323-883
  • • LAMMLE, Todd. CCNA: výukový průvodce. Brno: Computer Press, 2015. ISBN 978-802-5146-026
  • • GORALSKI, Walter. The Illustrated Network: How TCP/IP Works in a Modern Network. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Elsevier, 2017. ISBN 978-0-12-811027-0
  • • CHAOUCHI, Hakima. The Internet of Things Connecting Objects. London: Wiley, 2013. ISBN 11-186-0017-7
  • • LAMMLE, Todd. CCNA: Routing and Switching: Study Guide. Indianapolis, Indiana: SYBEX, [2013]. ISBN 978-1118749616
  • • SANDERS, Chris. Practical Packet Analysis: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems. 3rd edition. San Francisco: No Starch Press, [2017]. ISBN 978-1-59327-802-1
  • • DEAN, Tamara. Network+ guide to networks. 6th Ed. Clifton Park, NY: Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2012. ISBN 978-1-133-60819-6
Teaching methods
Lecture with discussion Projection Practical exercises
Assessment methods
Written test Practical exam Written exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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