Computer Networks I

Information and Communication Technologies
5.5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 PL + 30,0 TP


Not applicable.

Upon completing the course, the student will:
- be familiar with the TCP/IP protocol stack
- develop networking solutions based on standard TCP/IP stack protocols
- Design small local area networks

1. Introduction to Computer Networks;
2. Physical Layer;
3. Data Link layer;
4. Network layer;
5. Switching;
6. Data security;
7. WAN networks;
8. Network management systems;
9. Advanced Services;
10. Data convergence

Evaluation Methodology
- Theoretical assessment - 50%, with a minimum mark of 8/20.
- Practical assessment - 30%, with a minimum mark of 10/20. Average grade of 3 lab assignments, each with a minimum grade of 8/20.
- Continuous assessment, 20% or equivalent

- Ross, K. e Kurose, J. (2009). Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach. (Vol. 1). (pp. 1-835). Estados Unidos: Addison-Wesley
- Sttalings, W. (2010). Data and Computer Communications. (Vol. 1). (pp. ch 1-ch 8). Estados Unidos: Pearson
- Tanenbaun, A. e Wetherall, D. (2010). Computer Networks. (Vol. 1). (pp. ch 1-ch 6). Estados Unidos: Pearson

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical with the support of laboratory equipment, audio-visual tools and practical examples.

Software used in class