DCSG2001 - Interconnected Networks and Network Security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course includes various topics related to interconnected networks and network security. This includes the following areas:

  • WAN Technologies
  • Dynamic routing protocols
  • Network services (ex. QoS, NAT)
  • Access management, firewalls and IDS/IPS
  • Remote access and VPN
  • Network related threats
  • Monitoring of networks
  • Wireless networks.

Learning outcome


  • K1: The candidate is familiar with basic principles and central technologies related to interconnection of networks, both locally and over larger geographical distances.
  • K2: The candidate is familiar with the networks' role regarding information security.
  • K3: The candidate is familiar with various threats against modern networks, and how to reduce the risk these threats impose.


  • F1: The candidate can design and install secure computer networks with basis in a distributed organization's needs.
  • F2: The candidate can analyze various security solutions, and evaluate these in regard to the services the network should provide.

General competence:

  • G1: The candidate is familiar with the risks an organization faces, and how these are affected by various strategies used to secure the network.
  • G2: The candidate is able to participate in cross-disciplinary discussions and communicate important concepts regarding network security.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Laboratory work in the network lab at Gjøvik
  • Coursework requirements: Mandatory assignments must be approved before the candidate will be permitted to attend the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory tasks

Further on evaluation

  • Re-sit examination in August.
  • Mandatory assignments must be approved before the candidate will be permitted to attend the final exam.
  • If the number of candidates is small, the exam may be arranged as an oral exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security (BDIGSEC)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the study program "Bachelor in Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security"

Course materials

  • Cisco NetAcademy teaching materials
  • Handouts/articles/slides from the lectures
  • Kurose, J. and Ross, K.W., "Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach" (Global edition). Pearson

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DCST2001 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
IMT2007 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
IMT2521 2.5 AUTUMN 2020
IMT2631 2.5 AUTUMN 2020
IMT2641 2.5 AUTUMN 2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-04 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M406-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 1
M413-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 5
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 84
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU