Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Only available to students on the MSc Information Technology and the MSc Management of Information Technology.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Summary of Content:
This module is part of the Net-Centric Computing theme in the School of Computer Science.
This module provides a basic introduction to the subject of network communications and touches briefly on security issues related to computer networks. The module covers topics such as Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, The TCP/IP protocol suite, the Internet and network applications. Network security is considered in terms of types of attack and a brief overview of some security mechanisms which are in common use today.Module Web Links:
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||2 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||100||2 hour examination|
Dr G Hopkins
Education Aims: To present a broad overview of computer communications and networks.
Knowledge and Understanding: * networked and distributed systems * an understanding of general security issues related to computer networks Intellectual Skills: * the ability to understand complex ideas and relate them to specific situations * the ability to understand and logically evaluate requirements and specifications Professional Skills: * the ability to understand, evaluate and select appropriate network designs and protocols Transferable Skills: * the ability to retrieve information from appropriate sources (e.g. learning resource centre, internet etc)
Offering School: Computer Science
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