TTM4100 - Communication - Services and Networks


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Multimedia components and network based services, switching principles, network types, Internet. Reference models (i.e. OSI and TCP/IP) and generic protocol functionality. Functionality in the application layer, transport layer, network layer, link layer and (partly) physical layer. Within the application layer, architecture and protocols for the Domain Name System, e-mail and World Wide Web (WWW) will be focused. Introduction to multimedia systems. Introduction to wireless and mobile networks. Fundamentals of communication security.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:
1) A foundational understanding of the most fundamental concepts, principles and technologies underlying computer communication networks and services, including the overall architecture of the Internet, principles of network based services, principles of switching techniques, functionality and basic protocols of the five layers, and use of Transport Layer protocols in network application design.
2) A basic understanding of wireless and mobile networks.
3) A basic understanding of multimedia networking.
4) A basic understanding of communication security.

B. Skills:
1) To be able to communicate, reason and creatively think about the architectures, principles and technologies in the design and implementation of computer communication networks and services.
2) To be able to explain how and why the basic protocols of the five layers work.
3) To be able to communicate, reason and creatively think about wireless and mobile networks, and multimedia networking.
4) To be able to design and implement basic network applications using the existing Transport Layer protocols.
5) To be able to provide fundamental security in communication over networks.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, and compulsory theoretical exercises and programming exercises. Lectures and exercises are common to all students following the course. Compulsory activities must be approved in order to qualify for the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Theoretical exercises
  • Programming exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. A (potential) written re-sit exam may also have a different form than the ordinary exam, e.g. using less or no multiple choice questions.

If a student wants to repeat the course, regardless whether the student has passed the course earlier or not, approved compulsory activities from the previous two years will normally be accepted. However, the student must clarify this individually with the course responsible early in the semester to secure admission to the exam. Approved compulsory activities older than two years must be repeated. For spring 2018 completed and approved exercises and project from 2016 or 2017 will normally be accepted.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IT2203 4.5
MNFIT223 4.5
MNFIT223 4.5
SIE5003 7.5
TTM4190 5.0 2017-09-01



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D
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