In order to pass the course, the students should be able to:
Explain in a concise manner how the Internet is constructed and functions.
Reason about design choices at different layers in the TCP/IP protocol stack.
Use standard tools to debug a network path.
Theorize about establishing and maintaining communication at different levels of abstraction.
Identify and discuss usual security issues regarding computer network protocols and applications.
The course is divided into a theoretical (3 credits) and a practical part (2 credits).
Theoretical part consists of introduction to Internetworking, communicating applications, data transport, core Internet protocols (TCP, UDP, IP, ICMP), introduction to routing and forwarding, Ethernet and other physical technologies, common tools for network debugging, and introduction to data security
Practical part consists of exploring the network, data transport in practise, and setting up a small network
Lectures Supervised group work Exercise sessions Computer labs Seminars
The assessment in the theory section of the course consists of a combination of written and/or oral examinations. The assessment in the practical section of the course consists of assignments and oral examinations.