Data Network (Major in Industrial Automation)


Electronics and Computer Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 10766/2011 - 30/08/2011

6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 42,0 PL + 5,0 OT

- Gabriel Pereira Pires

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At the end of this module the students should be able to 1) understand network architectures and data-link and routing
protocols; 2)Configure switching and routing equipment for Ethernet local networks and debugging; 3) Design networks based on Etherenet tecnhnology.

1 - Layer architectures;
2 - Data transmission;
3 - Data-link Layer;
4 - Methods for Medium Access Control (CSMA/CD, CSMA/CA);
5 - Network layer: ICMP, ARP, IPv4 addressing;
6 - Switching protocols: 802.1d, 802.1p,802.1q;
7 - Routing protocols: RIP;
8 - Inter-VLAN routing;
9 - Case studies implementation

Evaluation Methodology
Written test at one of the Exam periods (60%) and Lab works (40%). Minimum pass requirements: A minimum of 40% in the written Test and a minimum of 50% in Lab works. The minimum pass mark is 10 out of 20.

- Halsall, F. (1996). Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems. Addison Wesley: Addison Wesley
- Forouzan, B. (2006). Data Communications and Networking. McGraw-Hill: McGraw-Hill
- Véstias, M. (2009). Redes Cisco para Profissionais. Lisboa: FCA - Editora Informática

Method of interaction
Lectures, practical exercises and lab experiments

Software used in class
Cisco Packet Tracer, Wireshark