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Network and Security

Code

IT-NES1

Version

2.0

Offered by

ICT Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

General admittance requirements.

Main purpose

​The purpose of the course is to gain a basic understanding of computer networks, Internet protocols, and security technology.

Knowledge

Having completed this course, students will be able to:

- Account for layered abstractions in protocol stacks
- Can explain the Internet’s naming system
- Explain addressing in the Internet
- Identify common Internet threats
- Describe common access control systems e.g., packet filter, proxy, etc.
- Describe privacy, integrity, and authentication methods
- Identify common causes for network delays
- Explain principles of VPN

Skills

​Having completed this course, students will be able to

- Compare and contrast different encryption technologies
- Discuss how confidentiality, integrity and availability can be accomplished using security technology
- Calculate and measure delays in a network

Competences

​​Having completed this course, students will be able to

- Analyse network traffic using packet sniffer software
- Create application layer protocols for distributed systems
- Identify security threats and propose mechanisms to mitigate these threats

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

​The required workload for students is estimated at 137 hours where approximately 2/3 is self-study including exercises and examination preparation. Activities change between theory, self-study and exercises.

Resources

​Kurose, James F. and Ross, Keith W.: Computer Networking, A Top-Down Approach (8th edition, Global edition). Pearson Education Limited. ISBN-978-1-292-40546-9

Evaluation

Examination

Prerequisites for exam:
The student must have an attendance of at least 75% to qualify for the exam. Students who do not have at least 75% attendance will automatically fail the ordinary exam.

Exam type:
​Written examination, 3 hours.
Internal assessment

Tools allowed:
Course literature according to the course description
Personal notes on paper
Access to local pdf-files
Access online to: https://www.wolframalpha.com/
Laptop (no access to general internet)

Re-exam:
Conducted as the ordinary exam

Grading criteria

​Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.

Additional information

Responsible

Erland Larsen

Valid from

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Compulsory Course for all ICT Engineering
3. semester

Keywords

​computer networks, internet protocols, security technology