440-4119/01 – Advanced Network Technologies I (PST I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of TelecommunicationsCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Petr Machník, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Petr Machník, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type A
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAC24 Ing. Petr Machník, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 3+12

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The objective of the subject is to understand the recent network technologies in the world of the Internet. Learning outcomes are set so that the students are able to identify, apply and solve tasks of advanced network technologies.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject Advanced Network Technologies concerns about three areas that are crucial for recent communication networks in the world of the Internet. Firstly, the MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) technology will be described and its applications – MPLS VPN, MPLS – Traffic Engineering, and AToM . Further, it will be paid attention to the data communication security in the Internet using various types of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) with the aim at the most widely used type of this technology - IPsec VPN (Internet Protocol Security Virtual Private Network). The third area of interest of this subject is the QoS (Quality of Service) issue and its implementation using various QoS tools.

Compulsory literature:

1. DEAL, Richard: The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide. 1st ed. Indianapolis: Cisco Press, 2005. ISBN-13 978-1-58705-204-0. 2. CARMOUCHE James Henry: IPsec Virtual Private Network Fundamentals. Indianapolis: Cisco Press, 2006. ISBN 1-58705-207-5. 3. ODOM, Wendell, CAVANAUGH, Michael: Cisco QOS Exam Certification Guide. Indianapolis: Cisco Press, 2004. ISBN 978-1-58720-124-0.

Recommended literature:

1. SZIGETI, Tim, Christina HATTINGH, Robert BARTON a Kenneth BRILEY: End-to-end QoS network design. 2nd edition. Indianapolis, IN: Cisco Press, 2014. Cisco Press networking technology series. ISBN 978-158-7143-694. 2. BATES, R. J: Broadband telecommunications handbook. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002. ISBN 0-07-139851. 3. WOOD, Robert: Next-Generation Network Services. Indianapolis: Cisco Press, 2005. ISBN 1587051591.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Combined examination (written and oral). Knowledge is continuously controlled by tests and laboratory tasks. Conditions for credit: Minimal number of points from practical lessons is 15 (from 40).



Other requirements

Basic knowledge of computer networks, routing, subnetting.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1) MPLS technology - fundamentals. 2) MPLS technology - Label Distribution Protocol. 3) MPLS VPN technology. 4) MPLS Traffic Engineering, Any Transport over MPLS (AToM), Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS). 5) VPN technology - fundamentals. 6) VPN technology - encryption algorithms, hashing functions, authentication, certification authority. 7) IPsec VPN technology - ESP and AH protocols, ISAKMP, IKE. 8) GRE, PPTP, L2TP, SSL VPN technology. 9) QoS - fundamentals, transmission parameters. 10) QoS - traffic classification and marking, QoS models. 11) QoS - packet queuing methods (FIFO, PQ, CQ, WFQ, CBWFQ, LLQ). 12) QoS - traffic policing and traffic shaping, congestion avoidance mechanisms (RED, WRED, ECN). 13) Development of the communication technologies. 14) Reserve. Exercises: 1) Safety in the laboratory. Basic information about the subject and its classification. 2) MPLS technology. 3) MPLS technology. 4) MPLS VPN technology. 5) AToM Technology. 6) IPsec VPN technology. 7) IPsec VPN technology. 8) IPsec and GRE technology. 9) IPsec and GRE technology. 10) Traffic control in the network. 11) Traffic control in the network. 12) Packet queues. 13) Packet queues. 14) Reserve.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40 (40) 15
                MPLS Laboratory work 4  0
                IPsec Laboratory work 4  0
                Test 1 Written test 10  0
                IPsec+GRE Laboratory work 4  0
                Traffic control Laboratory work 4  0
                Test 2 Written test 10  0
                Packet queues Laboratory work 4  0
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 25 3
                Test Written examination 40  20
                Oral exam Oral examination 20  5
Mandatory attendence participation: Recommended participation in all laboratory lessons.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0714A060020) Communication and Information Technology KS P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
2022/2023 (N0714A060020) Communication and Information Technology KS K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type A study plan

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