Computer Networks / Infrastructure (RN)

Content in detail

RN 1: TCP/IP: Transport and switching on the Internet

Author: Prof. Dr. Rainer Oechsle, Trier University of Applied Sciences

The Internet: Structure; Possibilities of use; History; Organization
The TCP/IP protocol family: subdivision of communication tasks into layers; TCP/IP protocol family
The connectionless switching protocol IP: IP addresses; subdivision of IP networks into IP subnets; principle of connectionless switching of IP; IP multicast and IGMP protocol; ICMP protocol; address mapping and classless forwarding of IP packets; IP Version 6 - a new IP protocol
The transport protocols UDP and TCP: Connectionless transport protocol UDP; Connection-oriented transport protocol TCP; Implementation of TCP; Address and port mapping

RN 2: Local networks

Authors: Dipl. Inform. Martina Kannen, Prof. Dr. Martin Leischner, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, St. Augustin

From ALOHA to modern computer networks
The transmission medium: network topologies; types of transmission media; structured cabling systems
LAN standards and protocols: classification of local networks; media access methods CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA; MAC addressing and Ethernet frame structure; LAN bit transmission layer
Switching technology: bridges; structure and function of the switch, virtual LANs; further switching concepts
Address resolution - IP on MAC addresses: Address Resolution Protocol (ARP); Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP)
Autoconfiguration: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP); DHCPv6 and Stateless Autoconfiguration

RN 3: Wide-area fixed and mobile networks

Author: Prof. Dr. Martin Pollakowski, Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Gelsenkirchen

Transmission media for wide area networks: copper, glass or radio; fixed and mobile networks; services and networks
Overview of the most important fixed networks: switching principles; the telephone network; ISDN; X.25; Frame-Relay; ATM; comparison of important network technologies
The telephone network: technical basics; use of the telephone network for data transmission; IP over the analogue telephone network with SLIP and PPP
ISDN: communication services; implementation of access; signalling; Internet access; broadband ISDN
Frame relay: principles; network nodes and access techniques; IP over frame relay
ATM: principles; categories and quality of service; ATM adaptation
MPLS: ATM and Internet; principles; addressing of MPLS data packets
DSL: wide area and network access; overview of xDSL variants; ADSL; VDSL
Overview of the most important mobile networks: Radio networks and mobile radio networks; radio technical basics; mobility support; important mobile radio networks
GSM: technical aspects of the GSM standard; circuit-switched/packet-oriented data communication services
UMTS: development; radio interface; HSPA
WiMAX: Development and technical parameters; WiMAX "fixed" compared to WLAN; WiMAX "mobile" compared to UMTS
Mobile applications and protocols: e-mail and SMS; WAP

RN 4: Internet applications I

Author: Prof. Dr. Rainer Oechsle, Trier University of Applied Sciences

The DNS naming service: principle and meaning of a naming service; principle of the DNS Internet naming service; information content of a DNS server; content of a DNS query and DNS response
Calculation of the route selection tables: Classification of the calculation methods; distance vector methods; line state methods; autonomous systems; internal and external routing protocols; routing protocols for multicast
Administrative Internet applications: Network Management; The LDAP Directory Service
Classic Internet applications: Electronic mail; remote control of computers; file transfer and distributed file systems
Cloud Computing: Introduction to the topic; features, service and usage models
Security on the Internet: Threatened security goals; firewalls; encryption and digital signatures

RN 5: Internet applications II

Author: Prof. Dr. Georg Schneider, Trier University of Applied Sciences

Introduction to the World Wide Web (WWW)
Transport and addressing of resources on the Web: Uniform Resource Identifier URI; Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
HTML: Basics; Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
Cascading stylesheets: Motivation; Basics
JavaScript: Integration in HTML pages, language concepts; application examples
PHP: Executing PHP statements; language concepts; an application example

RN 6: Internet applications III
Author: Prof. Dr. Rainer Oechsle, Trier University of Applied Sciences

Peer-to-peer systems: What are peer-to-peer systems; Napster; Gnutella; CAN; Chord; Pastry and Tapestry; Other peer-to-peer systems
Multimedia applications: Definition and problems of multimedia communication; signalling with SIP; coding of audio and video data; the RTP protocol and buffering of audio-video data; resource reservation in the Internet