Study programmes / B-EMEN Economics and Management / Information Resources and Communication
Course code:IZKA
Course title in language of instruction:Information Resources and Communication
Course title in Czech:Informační zdroje a komunikace v AJ
Course title in English:Information Resources and Communication
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:WS 2016/2017 - FBE
Name of lecturer:Ing. Ludmila Kunderová (supervisor)
Prerequisites:Computer Technology and Algorithms I
Aims of the course:The course makes the students acquainted with the data communication technologies. It develops their theoretical as well as practical knowledge of Internet services usage.
Course contents:
1.Principles of data communication (allowance 4/0)
a.The basic model of the data communication, the attributes of the communication process
b.Data formats and encoding, the communication channels, the transmission media

2.Computer networks (allowance 6/0)
a.Local area networks - LAN
b.Wide area networks - WAN
c.The TCP/IP architecture
d.Routing and DNS

3.The Internet services (allowance 6/0)
a.The Internet principles
b.Electronic mail system
c.File transfers
d.Remote sessions
e.The WWW system
f.Interactive communications
g.Internet Service Providers

4.The network security of the data and information (allowance 4/0)
a.The definition of the threat, the ways for the data protection, the data security management, the enterprise networks and the strategy for data protection
b.The security policy and strategy
c.The security of computer networks

5.ICT Standards (allowance 2/0)
a.The standards development
b.The Internet standards, the standards organization

6.E-technologies implementation in business and commerce (allowance 4/0)

7.The creation of the Internet document (allowance 0/26)
a.The principle of the hypertext document, the HTML language
b.The format and the content of the HTML document, the HTML editors

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-ability to work in international context
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-work in team

Specific competences:
-improving effectivness and efficiency of organizations using IS/ICT
-Student is able to describe basic Internet services
-Students are acquainted with the basic principles of the area of communications and the infrormation exchange by means of ICT.

Type of course unit:optional
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Successfull completion of the course will include:
a) Written test including theoretical questions and practical tasks
b) Development and presentation of a major WEB project concerning the specific subject.

The major WEB project is completed individualy.

Requirements for passing of the course:
Written Test: weight 60 %, oral Presentation: weight 40 %. Both parts have to be completed at least at half, i. e. 30 % points test, 20 % presentation.

Grading Scale:

51 - 60 E
61 - 70 D
71 - 80 C
81 - 90 B
91 - 100 A
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam34 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     elaboration and execution of projects40 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • Internet Standards and Protocols : A Quick Reference to Internet Technologies. Redmond: Microsoft Press, 1998. 18 p. ISBN 1-57231-692-6.
  • GRALLA, P. How the Internet Works, 8th Edition. Indianopolis: Que, 2007. 432 p. ISBN 978-0-7897-3626-0.
  • GRALLA, P. How the Personal and Internet Security Works. Indianopolis: Que, 2006. 288 p. ISBN 978-0-7897-3553-9.