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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


This course provides an introduction to networking and networking technologies with emphasis on communication technology.

Learning outcome

After taking this course the student should be familiar with: The behavior and structure of a computer network, network technologies and principles for operation of a communication network.
Skills: Have knowledge of network technology and network terminology. Know some simple algorithms for routing packets through a network.
General skills: Know how a communication network works. Know the difference between the seven layer OSI model and the TCP/IP model, and know what services each layer provides.

Contents

This course provides an introduction to networking and networking technologies with emphasis on communication technology. The course is intended as an introduction to the general principles of network technology. The following topics are central to the course:
  • multiplexing
  • packet and circuit switching
  • protocols
  • layered models
  • simple queuing principle
  • flow control
  • congestion control

The Internet is used as an example of how a data network can be built up. Based on internet also introduces:
  • general routing algorithms
  • Internet protocols TCP / IP and HTTP

The course also discusses the structure of routers and switches. Fundamental networking technology as LAN, cabling, IP addressing and sub-netting is also being reviewed. The course includes several practical lab exercises, and standard network components.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Written and oral exam
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam4 hours
Oral exam30 minutes

Coursework requirements

Compulsory assignments
90% of mandatory chapter-tests which are held throughout the semester must be approved before granting access to the oral and written exam

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Gianfranco Nencioni
Course teacher
Tuan Williams
Head of Department
Tom Ryen

Method of work

In total 8 hours per week including lectures, group work, laboratory exercises, assignments.

Open to

Bachelor studies at the Faculty of Science Faculty.

Master studies at the Faculty of Science Faculty.

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion.

Literature

Introduction to Network - Companion Guide v6
Routing and Switching Essential - Companion Guide v6
Recommended additions:
Introduction to Network - Lab Manual
Routing and Switching Essential - Lab Manual


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 23.08.2019