Administrating Computer Networks I.

A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: Számítógép-hálózatok üzemeltetése I.

Last updated: 2018. január 24.

Tantárgy lejárati dátuma: 2020. július 15.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Electrical Engineering,
Engineering Information Technology,
Elective course
Course ID Semester Assessment Credit Tantárgyfélév
VIHIAV96   0/0/4/f 4  
3. Course coordinator and department Dr. Zsóka Zoltán,
4. Instructors

Dr. Farkas Károly    docens            HIT
Dr. Huszák Árpád    adjunktus            HIT
Bokor László    óraadó            HIT
Varga György    rendszermenedzser, óraadó    HIT
Gódor Győző    tudományos segédmunkatárs    HIT
Szandi Lajos    mérnök            HIT
Kaczúrné Tóth Katalin    ügyvivő szakértő        HIT

5. Required knowledge Basics of communication networks
7. Objectives, learning outcomes and obtained knowledge The basic purpose of the "Administrating Computer Networks I." subject is to introduce the practical administration tasks of computer networks - including network planning, network installation and configuration.
The teaching of the subject seeks to establish the "Administrating Computer Networks II" (VIHIAV97) subject and thus provides adequate theoretical and practical knowledge for the direct application of the study material. The successful completion of the "Administrating Computer Networks II" subject will also provide the knowledge required for acquiring the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) qualification. The qualification can be obtained independently of the university education, which can be done by passing an exam in a licensed examination center.
8. Synopsis

Module 1: Networking Basics

Measurement I:
1. Introduction to the world of networks: the network as a platform; the Internet architecture; examining network trends.
a) Using Instant Messaging Systems
b) Usage of Wiki and blog
Network communication: Practical knowledge of LANs, WANs, protocols, layer model, network addressing
c) Building a Small Network (Direct Connection and Star Point Topology)
d) Analysis of network traffic
2. Application Layer: Monitoring applications and services, examining some application layer protocols and services
a) Monitoring network traffic
b) Installing and configuring a Web server
c) Setting up e-mail services and protocols

 Measurement II.:
3. Transport layer in practice: the role of the transport layer, TCP and UDP
a) Monitoring of DNS traffic
b) Monitoring users of TCP and UDP connections
c) Monitoring TCP and UDP headers for FTP and TFP traffic
d) Analysis of FTP and HTTP traffic
Network Layer: IPv4, Subnet structure, Routing
e) Configure gateway address and other IP settings
f) Examination of routing: Modifying a routing table and simple Cisco IOS Commands
4. IPv4 addressing: Use IPv4 addresses, address types, design the address allocation, calculations with addresses
a) Use the ping and traceroute commands
b) Examination of ICMP packages
c) Creating IPv4 subnets
d) Configuring subnets and routers
Data link layer: access to medium access, control, addressing, framing
e) Examination of data link headers (packing and structure of the Ethernet frame)

Measurement III.:
5. Physical layer: examining physical signals and encoding, getting familiar with connectors
a) Using and testing media connectors (straight and cross-linked UTP cables)
Ethernet: Overview, Framework, Media Access, Physical Layer, Hubs and Switches, Address Resolution (ARP)
b) Examination of ARP operation
c) Examination of the MAC table in the switch
d) Examination of the MAC addressing operation
6. Network design and cabling: Physical connectivity of LANs, configuring the addressing, calculation of subnetworks
a) Designing a small network
b) Implementing a small network
c) Access a network device through the console port

Measurement IV.:
7. Network setup and testing: Configuring Cisco devices, IOSR Basics, checking a connection, network monitoring and documentation
a) Basic configuration of network devices (routers, switches)
b) Save and restore network device settings
c) Configure IP for your computer

Acquired skills and knowledge:
a. Practical knowledge of network layers and protocol models
b. Designing and applying network addresses and subnet masks
c. Building simple Ethernet networks using routers and switches
d. Design and implementation of network cabling and connectivity
e. Use Cisco CLI commands to configure and control routers and switches
f. Analysis of operation and services of network and transport layer protocols


Module 2: Routing protocols and principles in practice
Measurement V.:
8. Introduction to routing and packet routing: router operation, CLI configuration and addressing, routing table, routing, and packet switching functionality
a) Network setup and configuration (via serial and Ethernet connection)
b) Basic configuration and testing of routers
c) Router configuration and testing
9. Static routing: routers in the network, configuration of routers, detecting connected devices, static routing setup and testing by the address of the next hop or the output interface
a) Creating simple static routing
b) Static routing for advanced
c) Troubleshooting static routing

 Measurement VI.:
10. Introduction to dynamic routing protocols: benefits, dynamic routing protocols, metrics, distances, subnet management
a) Designing subnetworks addressing and routing on various topologies
Distance-vector-based routing protocols: network scanning, routing table management, loop management, today's distance vector routing protocols
b) Testing distance vector routing protocols in practice
11. RIPv1: RIPv1 as a distance vector routing protocol, RIPv1 configuration, verification and troubleshooting, analysis of automatic summary, observation and analysis of the collaboration of default routing and RIPv1
a) Configure basic RIPv1 settings
b) RIPv1 settings for advanced users
c) RIPv1 troubleshooting

 Measurement VII.:
12. VLSM and CIDR: Class-based and classless addressing, VLSM, CIDR, analysis and implementation of VLSM and route summarization
a) Designing and troubleshooting of VLSM addressing
RIPv2: Limits of RIPv1, RIPv2 settings, VLSM and CIDR, test and troubleshooting
b) Configure basic RIPv2 settings
c) RIPv2 settings for advanced
d) RIPv2 troubleshooting

 Measurement VIII.:
13. The routing table under the scope: structure and search process analysis, analysis and configuration of features
a) Analyzing the routing table
b) Deriving topology from router settings
EIGRP: introduction, setting, metric calculation, DUAL
c) Configure basic EIGRP settings
d) EIGRP settings for advanced
e) EIGRP troubleshooting

 Measurement IX.:
14. Link state routing protocols: Introduction, protocols, implementation
OSPF: introduction, settings, metrics, managing and configuring multipoint networks
a) Configure Basic OSPF Settings
b) OSPF settings for advanced
c) OSPF troubleshooting

 Acquired skills and knowledge:
a. Configuring and controlling router interfaces
b. Settings related to the RIPv1 protocol
c. Design and apply unclassified IP address to a particular network
d. Configure EIGRP Routers
e. Configure RIPv2
f. Analysis and configuration of distance vector routing protocols

9. Method of instruction The course is held at 4 hours a week under laboratory conditions, which requires the practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired with home preparation. That is why the subject is heavily built on learning materials acquired at home, preparing for lessons, and elaboration on homeworks. These preparations should be based mainly on the auxiliary materials available online.
10. Assessment In accordance with the applicable BME Study and Examination Regulations (TVSZ), the terms and conditions for obtaining the subject's signing and mid-year mark are as follows :
a. During the study period:
- Participation: Participation in laboratory classes is compulsory. Missing is acceptable up to 2 times (14 training weeks, 4x45 minutes a week, minimum 85% participation). Absences need to be compensated.
- Entry tests: Preparation for the laboratory work is checked at the beginning of every class. Participation in the class requires at least a satisfactory level of knowledge. The non-performing students can not continue the lesson, which implies a lack of attendance at the classroom, so this should be compensated.
- Practical Tasks: During the semester, two complex practical exercises should be fulfilled on dedicated classes. One related to module 1, and one to module 2 are held in the middle and at the end of the semester, respectively. At least a satisfactory level of solution of these tasks is required.
- Midterm tests: During the semester, the writing of 2 midterm tests at a satisfactory level is required. The one related to module 1, and the one to module 2 are held in the middle and at the end of the semester, respectively. The prerequisite of writing the midterm tests is the writing of the entry test in the relevant module at a satisfactory level.
On the replacement of the above as described requirements refer to "Replacement Options".
Midterm tests and practical assignments are graded as follows:
 0-49% fail (1)
50-69% satisfactory (2)
70-79% fair (3)
80-89% good (4)
90-100% excellent (5)
The grade for the course is calculated on the basis of this evaluation system using the average score of the practical tasks and the midterm tests, when the above conditions are met.

11. Recaps - Participation and entry tests: Up to 2 replacements can be made for classes missed due to absence or insufficient preparation at the dates designated for replacements (during the study period or during the substitution week). (3 or more absences can not be replaced, it implies to fail to complete the course.)
- Practical Tasks: At most 1 of the practical tasks can be replaced at the dates designated for replacements (during the study period or during the substitution week), thus at least one of these tasks need to be completed during the semester without the need of replacement.
- Midterm tests:  At most 1 of the midterm tests can be replaced at the dates designated for replacements (during the study period or during the substitution week), thus at least one of these tests need to be written during the semester without the need of replacement.
12. Consultations Consultations are provided on demand.
13. References, textbooks and resources The official CCNA Exploration course curriculum (in English), available online for all students of the course.
14. Required learning hours and assignment
Kontakt óra56
Félévközi készülés órákra34
Felkészülés zárthelyire20
Felkészülés a gyakorlati feladatok megoldására 10
Kijelölt írásos tananyag elsajátítása0
15. Syllabus prepared by Dr. Szabó Csaba Attila    egyetemi tanár    HIT
Dr. Farkas Károly    adjunktus    HIT
Horváth Zoltán    egyetemi tanársegéd    HIT
Bokor László    óraadó    HIT
Varga György    rendszermenedzser, óraadó    HIT
Bessenyei Csilla    Cisco CCNA instruktor    HIT
Comments The subject material is built up on the Cisco CCNA curriculum basis, taking into account the requirements of university education. In line with the Cisco CCNA curriculum, modifications in the order and content of the modules and measurements can may happen.