TTM4240 - Advanced Network Control and Management


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical assignments with deliverables 30/100
Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) 20/100
Oral examination 50/100 30 minutes A

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).

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes practical assignments with deliverables which count 30%, the results of the readiness assurance tests which count 20%, 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, assignments, 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.

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 2021

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: Lecturer(s):

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 *
Autumn ORD Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Practical assignments with deliverables 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 A 2021-12-13 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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