TTM4180 - Applied Networking


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 20/100 A
Written examination 80/100 4 hours D

Course content

The general topic is control and signaling in Internet. The course consists of two parts, one with focus on control of a single network device through programming (micro level), and one with focus on Internet as a system, in particular the interdomain components (macro level). The micro level part will concentrate on realizing different control functions through the concept Software Defined Networking (SDN). Topics that may be part of the macro level are: business models, interchange agreements, BGP, BGP as an information carrier, and routing.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:
1) To get a profound understanding of concepts and principles behind the Internet as a system
2) To get a basic understanding of interdomain routing protocol BGP
3) To get a basic understanding of how BGP is used as a signaling/ information distributor
4) To get a basic understanding of routing services
5) To get a basic understanding of Software Defined Networking (SDN)
6) To get a basic understanding in programming in a network context

B. Skills:
1) To be able to communicate, reason and creatively think about the ecosystem providing basic communication services in Internet
2) To be able to design, implement, code, and debug a simple network control program
3) To use network emulation tools

Learning methods and activities

Courses, exercises and practical laboratory exercises.
A set of compulsory tests and a compulsory laboratory assignment must be approved to qualify for the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Tests
  • Laboratory assignment

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a laboratory assignment which counts 20% and a written final exam which counts 80%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.
If a student also after the re-sit exam has the final grade F/failed, the student must repeat the entire course. Works that count in the final grade must be repeated.

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

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Telematics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 20/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 80/100 D
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.

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