Course detail

Modern Network Technologies

FEKT-MKC-MOSAcad. year: 2021/2022

The course makes the students familiar with recent trends in the fields of modern network technologies especially from the viewpoint of control algorithms and mechanisms implemented into communication protocols. The first part of the course provides sufficient mathematical background from queuing theory. It is followed by a detailed analysis of flow-control methods on the data link layer of the OSI/ISO Reference Model. The next part of the lectures is oriented to the control mechanisms implemented in the TCP transport protocol. The last part deals with the topics of Quality of Service support, from basic principles up to implementation details in mobile and wireless networks.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Completing the course, students will have a detailed theoretical and practical overview of flow-control mechanisms on different levels of the OSI/ISO Reference Model. Additionally, they will have formed an overall view of the way quality-of-service support mechanisms used in fixed, wireless and mobile communication networks.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KOTON J. Moderní síťové technologie, Brno: VUTIUM, 2014, 190 s., ISBN 978-80-214-5026-4. (CS)
PUŽMANOVÁ R., TCP/IP v kostce, KOPP, 2009, 620 s. ISBN 978-80-7232-388-3. (CS)
LARSSON, C. Design of Modern Communication Networks. Methods and Applications, 1. vydání, Academic Press - Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-407238-1, 2014 (EN)
WEHRLE, K., GUNES, M., GROSS, J. Modeling and Tools for Network Simulation, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-642-12330-6, 2010 (EN)
FARREL, A. et al. Network Quality of Service: Know It All, 1st edition, Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN: 978-0-12-374597-2, 2008. (EN)
STALLINGS, W. Data and Computer Communications, 10th edition, Pearson Education Limited, ISBN: 978-12-9-201738-8, 2013. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For work during the course, it is possible to get up to 100 points. Up to 30 points can be gained during the laboratory exercises by passing the test. The course is finished by taking a written exam, for which up to 70 points can be obtained.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Queuing theory - mathematical representation
2. Queuing theory – Kendall classification, Markovian system of queue control
3. Qualitative parameters of communication networks
4. Throughput control
5. Flow control and error correction on data link layer
6. Flow control in TCP – introduction
7. Implementation methods of TCP
8. Retransmission time-out and congestion window control in TCP
9. Mechanisms for congestion window control in TCP
10. Quality of Service in communication networks - basic requirements
11. Quality of Service - marking, classification, metering
12. Quality of Service - packet scheduling, active queue management, ECN
13. Support of Quality of Service in wireless networks


The aim of the course is to introduce new principles and methods implemented in modern network technologies. The course is oriented mainly to different aspects of Quality of Service support in packet networks.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at laboratory exercises is compulsory, justified absence in a laboratory exercise can be made up during the credit week after prior arrangement with the instructor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MKC-EKT Master's, any year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, elective
  • Programme MKC-TIT Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course