Course detail

Fundamentals of Information and Communication Technologies

FEKT-BKC-PISAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course aims to convey basic information about information and communication technologies through practical demonstrations. The first part is devoted to the different layers of the TCP/IP network model, where you will get a general overview of network elements and their functions. You will have a hands-on experience of configuring a router (IP address, DHCP, NAT, firewall, WiFi) and working with the application protocols Telnet, SSH, HHTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS. The last part deals with web development (HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL). 

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

No special knowledge is required.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Evaluation of study results follows the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT and the Dean's Regulation complementing the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT. It is obligatory to work through all laboratory exercises in regular or alternative terms to complete the course.
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.


The aim of the course is to provide students with a deeper awareness of information and communication networks and systems through practical demonstrations.

By completing the course, students will gain a basic overview of passive and active network elements and their advantages and disadvantages. They will also gain hands-on experience with network cable connectivity, basic router configuration, and web development. 

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

MOLNÁR, Karol. Praktikum informačních sítí. 1. Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, 2013. (CS)
KUROSE, James F. a Keith W. ROSS. Počítačové sítě. Brno: Computer Press, 2014. ISBN 978-802-5138-250. Zkopírovat citaci (CS)
Ethernet Technologies. Cisco Press [online]. Cisco Press, 1999 [cit. 2017-08-25]. Dostupné z: (EN)
ODOM, Wendell, Rus HEALY a Naren MEHTA. Směrování a přepínání sítí: autorizovaný výukový průvodce. Brno: Computer Press, 2009. Samostudium. ISBN 978-802-5125-205. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKC-TLI Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Connectoring metalic cables - horizontal section
Connectoring metalic cables - vertical section
Modem installation and configuration
Network interface card installation and configuration
Switch management - virtual LAN
Router management - static routing
The FTP service
The Observer software protocol analyzer
Configuration of the Apache WWW server
Remote access
Final test