Course - Computer Networks - TTM4200
TTM4200 - Computer Networks
Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letter grades
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The course focuses on computer networking and communication technologies as a continuation of TTM4175 Communication Technology, Introduction. The covered topics include core reference models, services and protocols used in computer networks, including aspects from the physical layer to the application layer. Practical networking aspects are also addressed, namely by deploying, managing and using services and protocols widely used in the Internet (e.g. SSH, SMTP, DNS, HTTPS, among others). Fundamentals of network and communication security are introduced in the context of the other topics.
A. Knowledge: To have a basic understanding of and to be able to recognise:
- the fundamental concepts and principles of OSI and TCP/IP layers;
- the Ethernet communication technology;
- architectures, switching and routing principles used in computer networks;
- networking tools, protocols and services used in computer networks and in Internet services such as DNS, web and email;
- networking security principles, tools and protocols used in computer networks.
B. Skills: To be able to:
- apply switching and routing in IPv4/IPv6 networks;
- set up a simple IPv4/IPv6 network with support for services such as DNS, web and email;
- use basic networking tools, protocols and services required to manage a computer network;
- apply fundamental networking security principles, tools and protocols used in computer networks;
- create basic network applications.
C. General competence: To be able to use the acquired knowledge and skills for:
- responsibly applying basic communication and computer networking principles in a societal context;
- collaborating to the development of computer networks, both independently and in teams.
Learning methods and activities
The course uses team-based learning. Lectures and exercises are combined. The intention is to facilitate learning and to provide feedback to students throughout the semester, and enable learning in the context of realistic scenarios through projects.
Throughout the semester, students receive feedback on their level of preparation through Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs), which are multiple-choice tests that are done during class time. Each test introduces the students to a new subset of concepts.
To develop skills and knowledge on higher cognitive levels, students also conduct practical assignments in teams and individual theoretical assignments throughout the semester and receive feedback in various ways, including feedback by peers, teaching assistants and the teacher.
Submission of the Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) and of the practical and theoretical assignments is compulsory. Attendance to the lab sessions is also compulsory.
- Submission of the Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) and of the practical and theoretical assignments
- Attendance to the lab sessions
Further on evaluation
Portfolio assessment is the basis for the final grade in the course. The portfolio includes Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs), and practical and theoretical assignments. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
The exact details of the deliveries and requirements are carefully explained at the beginning of the term.
The RATs and the practical and theoretical assignments are given in English only.
If a student has the final grade F/failed, the student must repeat the entire course. Also in the case a student wants to try to improve his/her grade, he/she must repeat the entire course.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Communication Technology and Digital Security (MTKOM)
Recommended previous knowledge
TTM4175 Communication Technology, Introduction and TDT4109 Information Technology, Introduction, or equivalent.
To be announced at the beginning of the term.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2023
Language of instruction: English
- Technological subjects
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology
Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100
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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