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Networking and Security

Code

IT-NES1

Version

1.1

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 has knowledge and understanding of
  • the term “protocol”
  • layered abstractions in protocol stacks
  • the Internet’s naming system
  • addressing in the Internet
  • common threats in the Internet
  • common access control systems, e.g. packet filter, proxy, etc.
  • common encryption technologies
  • 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.
 
CATEGORY 1
Participation of lecturer and students 
Initiated by the lecturer
42 hours - 30%
  • Lessons, scheduled
  • Excursions
  • 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.
 

Additional information

Responsible

Erland Larsen

Valid from

2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

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