• Structured Network Design and Analysis of requirements
  • Definition and analysis of technical goals, such as performance, security, usability and availability
  • Definition of addressing concepts in IPv4/IPv6 (VLSM, CIDR) 
  • Strategies and properties of naming in the Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Understand choices and properties for physical connectivity
  • Structured cabling for campus and datacentre networks: pros and cons of selected transport media
  • Properties of characteristic network topologies
  • Ethernet
    • History
    • Transparent Bridging
    • Switching Loops und Spanning Tree Protocol
    • Virtual LAN concepts (VLANs, Provider-based LANs)
  • Designing of modular campus networks through the separation of Core, Distribution and Access Layer
  • Understand approaches and protocols for network management
  • Test and validation of function, performance and other quality criteria
  • Understanding design-principles for communication protocols
  • Principles of Software-Defined Networking

Inhalte Labor:

    • Hands-on exercises to subnetting in IPv4/6 and availability concepts 
    • Classroom discussion and presentations of scientific papers/methods relevant to the field

Empfohlene Literatur:

  • J. Day: Patterns in Network Architecture, Prentice Hall
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum:  Computer Networks. Pearson Studium
  • J. Kurose und K. Ross: Computer Networking. Pearson Studium