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Computer networks

Code: 45760
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Matej Mihelčić
Lecturers: dr. sc. Sebastijan Horvat - Exercises
Helena Marciuš , mag. inf. et math. - Exercises
English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Exercises 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Introducing computer networks based on the Internet protocol. Getting familiar with up-to-date networking technologies and applications, especially world-wide-web. Acquiring skills in writing simple web pages and documents in HTML and XML.

1. Communications and networking. Network standards and standardization bodies. The ISO/OSI 7-layer reference model and its instantiation in TCP/IP. Circuit switching and packet switching. Physical layer networking concepts. Data link layer concepts. Internetworking and routing. Transport layer services. Local-area networks, global-area networks, Internet.
2. The web as an example of client-server computing. Web technologies. Characteristics of web servers. Role of client computers. Nature of the client-server relationship. Web protocols, particularly HTML and XML. Support tools for web-site creation and management. Publishing on web. Developing web applications.
3. Network management. Basics of network management. Issues for Internet service providers. Security issues and firewalls. Quality of service issues.
4. Multimedia. Review of multimedia technologies. Multimedia standards. Input and output devices for multimedia. Multimedia servers. Tools to support multimedia development. Basics of data compression and decompression.
5. Wireless and mobile technologies. History, evolution and compatibility of wireless standards. The special problems of wireless and mobile computing. Wireless local area networks. Satellite-based networks. Wireless local loops. Mobile Internet protocols. Emerging technologies.
1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Mathematics and Computer Science Education
Consultations schedule:


Link to the course web page: https://web.math.pmf.unizg.hr/nastava/mreze/