UINA519 Computer Networks and Decentralized Systems

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2021
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
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.
  • 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
  • • LAMMLE, Todd. CCNA: Routing and Switching: Study Guide. Indianapolis, Indiana: SYBEX, [2013]. ISBN 978-1118749616
  • • The TCP/IP Guide [online]. [cit. 2019-09-18]. Available at: http://www.tcpipguide.com/
    recommended literature
  • • WALRAND, Jean a Shyam PAREKH. Communication Networks: A Concise Introduction. Second Edition. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2018. ISBN 978-1681-73615-0
  • • DEAN, Tamara. Network+ guide to networks. 6th Ed. Clifton Park, NY: Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2012. ISBN 978-1-133-60819-6
  • • 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
  • • LAMMLE, Todd. CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate study guide. 5th ed. Indianapolis, Ind.: Wiley, c2007. ISBN 978-0-470-11009-6
  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • CHAOUCHI, Hakima. The Internet of Things Connecting Objects. London: Wiley, 2013. ISBN 11-186-0017-7
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.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2022, Winter 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Winter 2021, recent)
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