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2-Computer Networks

Course Code :1504FTICPN
Study domain:Electronics
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:60
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Guido Van Landeghem
Michiel Aernouts

3. Course contents *

Theory:
The basic concepts of computer networks will be explained. In the introduction, the issues will be split in different communication layers, each with their respective responsibilities. Followed by:

  • The network layer: adressing and routering mechanisms + interaction with the data link layer.
    Data link layer: deals with the functioning of ethernet for local delivery.
  • The transport layer: the functioning, differences and similarities between TCP and UDP.

Lab Windows:
The students needs to be able to install an operating system of Windows, share resources and set rights and permissions. They need to be able to configure an IP-based network without servers and they need to solve problems. They need to be able to set up an Internet connection with a simple ISP router, to understand routing tables and to adjust port forwarding. Tools like sniffers, virtualization, scripting, backup, firewalls, imaging are part of the learning domain.

Labo Windows server:
In the lab students will set up a server network based on a fictitious company. We make use of the most popular operating systems.