Internet Networks

Subject description

Basic network concepts (connections, hierarchies, network elements, terminals, connection orientation). Network architectures (access, aggregation, core, service subsystems). Broadband networks and services. Fixed and mobile access networks and technologies. Ethernet technologies and network services. Architectures, protocols and services in TCP/IP protocol stack. Routing fundamentals. Advanced routing algorithms and mechanisms. Internet protocol version 6 networking technologies and services. Multicast distribution. Network security algorithms, protocols and services, virtual private networks. Software-defined networking. 

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The objective of the course is to provide an overview of concepts, architectures and protocols in modern telecommunication networks. The focus is on network transfer process with internet protocol.

Students will acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in these fields.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures for theoretical aspects, laboratory exercises and team work for real-case scenarios and problem solving through project work. Part of the pedagogical process will be carried out with the help of ICT technologies and the possiblities they offer.. Study visits and invited lecturers.

Expected study results

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
– list key technologies of Internet networks,

– describe the network technologies in enterprise environments and operator environments,

– describe the architecture of enterprise and the architecture of operator networks,

– differentiate among functionalities of the layers of communication protocols,

– differentiate among functionalities of different protocols for network security provisioning,

– configure user, home and enterprise network devices for basic connectivity and use the adequate combinations of technologies, 

– configure operator network devices for basic connectivity and use the adequate combinations of technologies,

– compare concepts, architectures and functionalities of home, enterprise and operator networks.

Basic sources and literature

  1. Comer, D.: Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol 1 (6th Edition),    ISBN-10: 013608530X, 2013, Addison-Wesley.
  2. Tannenbaum, A.S.: Computer networks, 5th ed., international ed., ISBN 978-0-13-255317-9, 2011, Pearson.
  3. Stallings, W.: Data and computer communications, 10th ed., ISBN 978-0-13-350648-8, 2013, Pearson.
  4. Medhi, D., Ramasamy, K.: Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures, ISBN 978-0-120-88588-6, 2007, Elsevier : M. Kaufmann Publishers.
  5. Članki, objavljenih v revijah, npr. / Articles published in magazines, i.e.: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,

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