At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
an active knowledge of
specific prerequisites for this course
This course requires knowledge of distributed systems and in particular of middleware concepts. For full-time Computer Sciences master students at the University of Antwerp this means they must have obtained a credit for the ''Distributed Systems (https://www.uantwerpen.be/popup/opleidingsonderdeel.aspx?catalognr=1001WETIGS&taal=nl&aj=2014)'' course in the third bachelor year. Moreover, this course explains certain concepts, which are, in parallel, discussed in the course Distributed Computing (https://www.uantwerpen.be/popup/opleidingsonderdeel.aspx?catalognr=2001WETDCP&taal=nl&aj=2014).
The relationship between Distributed Computing and Topics in Distributed Computing is as follows: where Distributed Computing provides an initial introduction to the concept, Topics in Distributed Computing delves into more detail.