Subject: Information technologies and applications
Course: Computer networks
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: obligatory for DHI study, elective for all other studies
Method of teaching: 1 lecture hour and 1 hour of practical work every week
Prerequisites: Information technology fundamentals
Assessment: the course ends with a written exam and a practical assignment - a simple web application for retrieving data from a specified database

Course description:
Students will get familiar with basic terms in the field of computer networking and using networks on UNIX/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Network protocols are being discussed, as well as local networks, wireless local networks and the world-wide network of computer networks: Internet. Also, course will give insight into connecting devices and the issue of security. The practical part of the course includes the development of dynamical HTML pages with ASP server-side scripting and JavaScript client-side scripting with the purpose of retrieving data from a database. Each course unit ends with a written assessment.

Course objectives:
The students should get known with the basics of projecting and working in computer networks and gain programming skills for developing the simple web applications.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Abrus, Luka. Izrada Weba - abeceda za webmastere. Zagreb: Bug, 2003.
2. Gilbert, Don. MS Windows 2000 Professional: Rješenja za male tvrtke. Zagreb: Algoritam, 2001.
3. Ilišević, Saša. Brzi vodič kroz kućne mreže. Zagreb: Bug, 2003.
4. Ležaić, Živko. ASP: Praktični vodič kroz Active Server Pages. Zagreb: Miš, 2002.

Additional reading list:
1. Moulton, Pete. SOHO Networking: A Guide to Installing a Small-Office/Home-Office Network. Cambridge: Prentice Hall, 2002.
2. W3 Schools. http://www.w3schools.com (12.01.2005.)
3. World Wide Web Consortium. http://www.w3c.org (12.01.2005.)
4. Žagar, Mario. UNIX i kako ga koristiti. Zagreb: Antonić, 1997.