TTM4240 - Advanced Network Control and Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 30 minutes E

Course content

When retrieving content from an arbitrary platform a large number of different network entities and services are involved. Requests are forwarded via different networks being composed of access nodes, firewalls, broadband gateways, load balancers, switches, routers, and many more devices until they reach the corresponding endpoint hosting the desired content. But how is this interplay of devices and autonomous systems orchestrated in a cost-efficient but also well-performing manner, i.e., how are these networks and their devices managed and controlled?

The course "Advanced Network Control and Management" will broadly discuss these issues with specific emphasis on the following topics:

  • Network architectures and addressing
  • Inter- and intra-domain routing protocols
  • Advanced network control mechanisms
  • Network management fundamentals and technologies

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge: 1) To get a profound understanding of the ideas and philosophy behind the Internet architecture and addressing in the Internet. 2) To get a profound understanding of the motivation, requirements, functionality, possibilities, and limitations for important protocols for network control and management. The focus is on protocols and architectures for intra-domain and inter-domain routing, traffic monitoring, centralized network control, and configuration and performance management.

B. Skills: 1) To be able to communicate, reason, and think creatively about the various mechanisms used in the Internet protocols. (Ref. pin A2 above.) 2) To be able to identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of various mechanisms used for network control and management. 3) To be able to identify alternative solutions. 4) To be able to engineer small networks including the configuration of the network nodes. 5) To be capable of doing performance management and traffic analysis

Learning methods and activities

The course applies a combination of traditional lectures and team-based learning methods and activities, including a final oral exam. Lectures are combined with theoretical and practical (lab) exercises providing hands-on experience in network control and management. Throughout the semester the students receive feedback through Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs).

Compulsory assignments

  • Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs)
  • Practical assignments with deliverables

Further on evaluation

The Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) and the practical assignments with deliverables are compulsory and must be approved to qualify for the exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTM4128 3.5 AUTUMN 2021
TTM4150 3.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Telecommunication
  • Applied Information and Communication Technology
  • Communication Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100 E

2022-12-20 - 2022-12-22

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral exam 100/100 E
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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