TTM4250 - Advanced Internet Technologies - Networked Systems, Specialization Course


New from the academic year 2022/2023

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

Other courses in the networking ladder focus on networking concepts and mechanisms from a broad perspective. General trade-offs are discussed and investigated either theoretically or in emulated or simulated environments. But Internet has evolved for more than 30 years now and consists of a complex mix of many different and specifically optimized networking technologies.

IP, TCP and UDP play core roles in transporting packets, OSPF and BGP handle routing, and SNMP and NETCONF help out with management, however, their usage has been tweaked and adjusted to support evolving services like VoIP, video streaming or online gaming.

But how are protocols and mechanisms really implemented in the network of networks, the Internet? What is really happening when we access a video clip on a streaming platform? And which concepts are currently evolving and will potentially change the way we are currently using the Internet?

The course goes deeper into a set of current established technologies, e.g. tunneling protocols, Content Delivery Networks, Adaptive video streaming, transport protocols, network programmability and Information-centric networking.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:

  1. To get a profound understanding about reasons for and realization of network technologies used in today's Internet.
  2. To get a profound understanding of evolving technologies related to network programmability and how they impact the Internet eco-system

B. Skills:

  1. To be able to communicate, reason, and think creatively about the networking technologies used in the Internet.
  2. To be able to identify and analyze the drawbacks of legacy protocols.
  3. To be able to identify alternative solutions and to illustrate their prospects.

Learning methods and activities

The course will apply a flipped classroom approach for lectures, i.e. reading material and lecture recording combined with Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs). Additionally, the course features a number of compulsory practical assignments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs)
  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

TTM4240 Advanced Network Control and Management or equivalent.

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)
  • Applied Information and Communication Technology
  • Telematics
  • Communication Technology
  • MSc-level Engineering and Architecture
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 2022-12-16 09:00
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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