INF4018NSA - Enterprise Networking: Practices and Technologies

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Course content

This course gives students hands-on experience in the design, configuration and troubleshooting of networks. This course is rooted in a theoretical and technical overview of the field. General understanding of all layers of the networking stack is required. However, the focus is mainly on networking, i.e. how to make networks work and how to keep them working. Thus, routing, switching and services that support networking (e.g. DHCP and DNS) are core topics. Furthermore, the course focuses on large-scale scenarios where networking can be challenging. The course is organised around weekly practical lab sessions and lectures that complement each other. The lectures give the theoretical background while the lab sessions give the necessary hands-on experience in putting theory into practice.

Learning outcome

The student should have the following outcomes upon completing the course:

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of the course, the student:

  • has the advanced knowledge required to make the right design choices when tasked with designing an enterprise-sized or large-scale network
  • has advanced knowledge about best practice for configuration of enterprise-sized or large-scale network
  • has advanced knowledge about methods of troubleshooting an enterprise-sized or large-scale network
Skills

Upon successful completion of the course, the student:

  • has the technical experience required to analyse and design an enterprise-sized or large-scale network
  • has hands-on experience in setting up and configuring an enterprise-sized or large-scale network, focusing primarily on routing, switching and services that support networking (e.g. DHCP and DNS)
  • masters different approaches to troubleshooting a network, including traffic analysis

 

General competence

Upon successful completion of the course, the student:

  • has a broad overview of networking theory and practice and knows how to put theoretical networking knowledge into practice in an actual network
  • is able to analyse and discuss how networks of different types should be designed, configured and maintained.

Admission

Only students at the master program Network and System Administration can be admitted to the course

Overlapping courses

10 ECTS overlap with MS018A Enterprise Networking: Practices and Technologies from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

Teaching

This course features weekly lectures and lab sessions to provide both theoretical content and hands-on experience. Students work in groups of two and complete assignments. The students supplement the lectures and lab sessions with their own reading. Compulsory assignments are given throughout the semester.

The student is required to complete at least nine of the 13 assignments to a satisfactory level. The assignments focus on technical work and are documented in reports. The reports must adequately detail the completed work, and no length requirements apply. Rules for mandatory assigments

Examination

Individual oral exam. Mandatory assignments must be passed prior to the exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

English