TTM4200 - Computer Networks


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 30/100 30 minutes A
Practical assignments with deliveries 40/100
Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) 30/100 0 minutes F

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge: To have a basic understanding of and to be able to recognise:

  1. the fundamental concepts and principles of OSI and TCP/IP layers;
  2. the Ethernet communication technology;
  3. architectures, switching and routing principles used in computer networks;
  4. networking tools, protocols and services used in computer networks and in Internet services such as DNS, web and email;
  5. networking security principles, tools and protocols used in computer networks.

B. Skills: To be able to:

  1. apply switching and routing in IPv4/IPv6 networks;
  2. set up a simple IPv4/IPv6 network with support for services such as DNS, web and email;
  3. use basic networking tools, protocols and services required to manage a computer network;
  4. apply fundamental networking security principles, tools and protocols used in computer networks;
  5. create basic network applications.

C. General competence: To be able to use the acquired knowledge and skills for:

  1. responsibly applying basic communication and computer networking principles in a societal context;
  2. 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 up to 3 practical assignments in teams throughout the semester.

Both the RATs and the practical assignments are compulsory and must be approved in order to qualify for the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Readiness assurance tests (RATs): submission
  • Practical assignments with deliveries: participation and submission of reports

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course.

The portfolio includes Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs), which account for 30% of the final grade.

The portfolio also contains the practical assignments, that students conduct throughout the semester in teams. The teams hand in reports on their proposed solutions and answers, and receive feedback throughout the semester in various ways, including feedback by peers, teaching assistants and the teacher. The exact details of the deliveries and requirements are carefully explained at the beginning of the term. These activities account for 40% of the final grade.

Finally, the portfolio includes a oral final exam, which counts for 30% of the final grade.

The results for the parts are given in %-scores. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.

The RATs, practical assignments and exam are given in English only.

If a student has the final grade F/failed, the student must repeat the entire course. All assessments that count in the final grade must be repeated.

Specific conditions

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)

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTM4100 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
IT2203 4.5 AUTUMN 2019
SIE5003 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
TTM4190 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
MNFIT223 4.5 AUTUMN 2019
MNFIT223 4.5 AUTUMN 2019
IMT2006 6.0 AUTUMN 2019
TTM4191 6.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

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 Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) 30/100 F
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical assignments with deliveries 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 30/100 A 2022-05-12 09:00
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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