TTM4200 - Computer Networks


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 25/100 F
work 25/100 A
Oral examination 50/100 45 minutes A

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:
The student has a basic understanding of and is able to recognize:
1) the fundamental concepts and principles of OSI and TCP/IP layers.
2) the Ethernet and Wi-Fi communication technologies.
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:
The student is 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:
The student is able to use the acquired knowledge and skills for:
1) responsibly applying basic communication and 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 follows team-based learning methodologies and activities, including a final oral exam. Lectures and exercises are combined. Throughout the semester the students will receive feedback through readiness assurance tests, which will also contribute to the final grade. A practical assignment, where teams of students should understand and analyse given requirements for a computer network in order to create/apply the necessary architectures, protocols, services and applications, also contributes to the final grade. Both the tests and the practical assignment must be approved to qualify for the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Practical assignment
  • Tests

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio consists of a practical assignment, with up to 3 deliveries, which counts 25%, the results of the readiness assurance tests which count 25% and a final individual oral exam which counts 50%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
The tests, exercises, assignment and exam are given in English only.
If a student 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.

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 01.09.2019
TTM4537 7.5 01.09.2019
IT2203 4.5 01.09.2019
SIE5003 7.5 01.09.2019
TTM4190 5.0 01.09.2019
MNFIT223 4.5 01.09.2019
MNFIT223 4.5 01.09.2019
IMT2006 6.0 01.09.2019
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English

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 25/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 25/100 F
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 A
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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