S-38.2188 Communication Networks
Period III; 2007
The objective of the course is that students have a good
basic knowledge of computer networks, specifically IP
Lectures held mondays 12-14 in S1 and thursdays 12-14 in S4
||Approximate book chapter
|15.1. ||Introduction ||Jouni
||1, 4.1, 4.2
||Link layer review and LAN technologies
||Routing in the internet
||IPv6 and Multicast
||Quality of Service (QoS) in the Internet
||Transport layer in the Internet
||TCP congestion control
||Name service (DNS), network management
Passing the course
For successfully passing the course you need to
The exercises give a maximum of two points that are added to the exam
points before grading.
- successfully pass the excercises, and
- pass the exam.
See the exercise page for more information about the exercises.
The exams consist of five questions. The first one expects you to
spell out and explain acronyms, abbreviations or concepts - the basic
vocabulary of computer networking.
The remaining questions are in essay form. Please get acquainted to
the essay form before coming to the exam.
The next exam is a summer exam. Check here for details.
Prerequisites and correspondence
The course prerequisite is one of the following courses
The course corresponds to the courses T-110.350 Computer Networks or
T-110.4100 Computer Networks. Please take only one of these.
- The course book
James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross: Computer
networking - A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet, 3rd ed., Addison
The previous course book (Peterson & Davie: Computer Networks - A Systems
Approach, 2nd or 3rd edition) can also be used, but it is not recommended.
- Other material
- As the course book gives good explanations on the topics, lecture
slides will not be delivered. Consider the slides as crutches
for the lecturers, not as studying material.
- Dr Jouni Karvo,
- Prof. Jörg Ott, lecturing
- M.Sc. Ilmari Juva, Ms Laura Kneckt, excercises