The list of topics for the entry exam to the AGH Doctoral School in the discipline of Information and communication technology

  • Theory of information, data coding.
  • Basics of computational methods: computer arithmetic, interpolation, approximation, numerical integration, systems of linear equations, solving differential equations.
  • Operating systems: kernel, process, thread, shell. Techniques of building operating systems.
  • Analog and digital signals, signal spectrum, sampling, Fourier Transform
  • Modulation techniques.
  • ISO/OSI model of telecommunications networks.
  • Transmission media and their characteristics.
  • IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • MAC and routing protocols.
  • Traffic engineering in TCP and MPLS networks.
  • Wireless networks: cellular and WLAN.
  • Multimedia: compression and transmission of sound and image.
  • Quality of Service in telecommunications networks.
  • Computer networks security.
  • Basic research methods: calculations, experiment, computer simulations
  • Computational methods, interpolation, extrapolation, numerical methods, linear regression, least-squares method, Monte Carlo methods.
  • Optimization methods, function minimization, dynamic and linear programming.
  • The life cycle of the IT system. Models for the production of information systems: cascade, incremental, spiral, light methodologies.
  • Databases and their types. Relational model of databases. Modern approaches to creating databases.
  • Architecture of computers, CPU, GPU, SIMD, MIMD, supercomputers.
  • Distributed systems: types, methods of construction, most popular technologies.
  • Current IT challenges: Internet of Things, big data, quantum computing, large scale systems and calculations.