This course aims to present the basics of protocol design, analysis and functions in general as well as to review selected standard internet protocols. The students will gain the following competencies: understanding of protocol execution and protocol stacks, ability to design, analyse, debug and implement own communication protocols, comprehension of important standard protocols on all communication layers.  The students will learn about security related protocols, authentication protocols, multimedia protocols and mechanisms, network management protocols, IPv6 protocol and IPv4 ot IPv6 transition mechanisms. They will deploy, configure and run selected protocol servers and finally integrate their practical and theoretical knowledge by deploying a complete system for a typical small enterprise.

Objective of the course is to present the basics in modeling and simulation of computer networks to the students of computer and information science. The course is based on the theory of service which acknowledges the students with the terms such as demands, serving units (resources), queues, bottlenecks etc. Students will learn the practical values of theoretical knowledge on the problems that arise in the field of computer networks.