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Networking and Security

Code

IT-NES1

Version

1.2

Offered by

ICT Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

General admittance requirements.

Main purpose

The main purpose of the course is to gain a basic understanding of computer networks, protocols and security technology in the Internet.
 
A secondary purpose is to gain hands-on experience in network configuration of hosts and routers.

Knowledge

The students can
  • define the term “protocol”
  • account for layered abstractions in protocol stacks
  • can explain the Internet’s naming system
  • explain addressing in the Internet
  • identify common threats in the Internet
  • describe common access control systems, e.g. packet filter, proxy, etc.
  • use common encryption technologies
  • explain how network properties affect application performance.
 

Skills

The student can
  • analyse network traffic using packet sniffer software
  • compare and contrast different encryption technologies
  • discuss how confidentiality, integrity and availability can be accomplished using encryption technology
  • create simple cryptographic keys for use in network settings.
 

Competences

The student can
  • create and maintain a simple LAN with several computers and one router
  • 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. About 10 hours will be laboratory exercises with network equipment.
 
CATEGORY 1
Participation of lecturer and students 
Initiated by the lecturer
42 hours - 30 %
  • Lessons, scheduled
  • Project guidance
  • Laboratory work
  • Exams and tests
CATEGORY 2
Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
63 hours - 47 %
  • Assignments, self-study
  • Project and group work
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Evaluation of the teaching
 CATEGORY 3
Participation of students
Initiated by students
32 hours - 23 %
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Self-study
  • Project work
  • Study groups
  • Literature search
 

Resources

Kurose, James F. and Ross, Keith W.: Computer Networking, A Top-Down Approach (6th edition, International edition). Pearson Education Limited. ISBN-13: 978-0-273-76896-8.

Evaluation

​Permit criteria for attending examination:

None.

 

Examination

​Written examination.

Duration: 3 hours.

Allowed tools:

  • Course literature according to the course description
  • Personal notes on paper
  • Laptop (no access to local files or general internet)

Internal examiner.

Grading criteria

Examinations account for  100 % of final grade:
  • At least 90 % attendance including approved absence
 

Additional information

Responsible

Erland K. Larsen (ERL)

Valid from

9/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

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