TTM4250 - Advanced Internet Technologies - Networked Systems, Specialization Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 50/100 30 minutes E
Portfolio assessment 50/100

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.

The course contributes to almost all UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (since efficient communication/networking is a fundamental need for all non-local cooperation), but in particular to SDG 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

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.

Further on evaluation

Two assessments provide the basis for the final grade in the course, a portfolio and an individual oral final exam that count each for 50% of the final grade. Both parts must be passed in order to pass the course. The results for each of the parts are given with a letter grade. The portfolio includes Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) and practical assignments with deliverables. All parts, incl. the exam, are given and must be answered in English only. If a student also after the re-sit exam has the final grade F/failed, the student must repeat the entire course. Also in the case a student wants to try to improve his/her grade, he/she must repeat both assessments.

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 2023

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: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam 50/100 E 2023-11-27
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Summer UTS Oral exam 50/100 E
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  • * 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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