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Course content

Network security is an important part of information security: a large portion of IT-related attacks are performed either using network connections or are directed at network infrastructures. This course focuses on the application of cryptographic protocols and network perimeter protection techniques to secure computer networks.

Learning outcome

After completing this course you will have basic knowledge about:

  • cryptographic foundations of network security
  • secure key management
  • network security protocols
  • remote and federated authentication
  • network perimeter security techniques

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • configure network security protocols
  • manage certificates and crypto parameters
  • configure firewalls


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 or Mathematics (S1+S2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

General knowledge about networking and computer security, e.g. IN2140 and IN2120.


4 hours of lectures and practice per week.


Written home exam 40% and final written digital exam 4 timer 60%.

Both exams should be passed and both exams should be passed in the same semester.

Written examination

The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

Read more about written examinations using Inspera.

Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read more about how to submit assignments in Inspera.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or 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 have 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.

t will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: TEK5500 and UNIK4250.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2019

IN3210 will only be held in Autumn 2019


Autumn 2019

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