460-2071/02 – Advanced Computer Networks (PPS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Computer ScienceCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Pavel Moravec, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Pavel Moravec, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
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MOR03 Ing. Pavel Moravec, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 1+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this subject is to deepen students' knowledge of the computer networks in order to be able to independently perform advanced management and troubleshooting in larger computer networks and to optimize them.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject acquaints students with the management, monitoring, troubleshooting and optimization of packet-based switched and routed networks. Students will deepen their knowledge of switched and routed networks, learn more advanced ways to monitor the state of the computer network, design guidelines, high availability, and advanced configuration tools. Troubleshooting of computer network problems will also be emphasized. Students will also understand the mechanisms of possible attacks on IP networks and the principles of how to detect and prevent these attacks. The topics discussed will be practically tested in laboratory exercises, which form the main subject matter.

Compulsory literature:

1.Cisco Systems Inc.: Internetworking Technology Overview. http://www.cisco.com 2. Andrew S. Tanenbaum: Computer Networks (5th Edition), Prentice Hall, 2010, ISBN 978-0132126953, 960 pages.

Recommended literature:

1. R. Lacoste, K. Wallace: CCNP Routing and Switching TSHOOT 300-135 Official Cert Guide, Cisco Press, 2014, ISBN 1-58720-561-0, 1024 pages. 2. S. Wilkins, T. Smith: CCNP Security Secure 642-637 Official Cert Guide, Cisco Press, 2011, ISBN 1-58714-280-5, 800 pages. 3. D. Medhi: Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures, Morgan Kaufmann, 2010, ISBN: 0120885883, 848 pages. 4. T. Lammle: CompTIA Network+ Study Guide, 3rd ed., Sybex, 2015, ISBN 978-1119021247, 960 pages.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Verification of study: Tasks solved during exercises that verify students' ability to apply methods of computer network configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting in particular scenarios.


Other requirements

Knowledge of computer networks basics and their application.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
460-2006 POS Computer Networks Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Syllabus of lectures: 1. Switched networks and related technologies (802.1q, legacy STP, QinQ) 2. Monitoring of computer networks (SNMP, MIB, RMON, Netfow, SPAN / RSPAN / VSPAN), attacks on network infrastructure (MAC flooding, ARP spoofing, VLAN hopping attack, CDP attack, ...) 3. Troubleshooting computer networks and best practices for their design and operation 4. 802 based wireless networks, their specifics, Enterprise WiFi Solutions 5. High availability in data centers, redundancy Syllabus of laboratory exercises: 1. Advanced Spanning tree protocol configuration, QinQ, BFD technology 2. Attacks on network infrastructure, measures applicable at the networking devices level, Security tools 3. Network monitoring, SPAN technology, VSPAN, RSPAN. Usage of SNMP and NetFlow for managing and monitoring computer networks 4. Troubleshooting and debugging of computer networks - basics, approaches to 5. Troubleshooting and debugging of computer networks - specific technologies 6. Troubleshooting and debugging of computer networks - control test 7. Advanced Linux Networking Tools (bridge control, iptables / ip6tables, Quagga, BIRD, etc.), routing on Linux-based devices 8. Stateful packet filtering (netfilter / iptables), network traffic classification 9. Configuration of wireless networks in a corporate environment 10. Creating larger, campus-sized, computer networks

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Attending at least 70% of labs during the semester.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0613A140010) Computer Science P English Ostrava 3 Optional study plan
2019/2020 (B0613A140010) Computer Science P English Ostrava 3 Optional study plan

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