Department of Information Technology

Computer Networks I 2009

Lecturer: Edith Ngai
Tutor: Fredrik Bjurefors, Daniel Aldman and Christofer Ferm

Contact all of us using the following email-address: [1]

News

20090903: Welcome to the course!
20090918: The sliding window lab is now available.
20090929: During the lecture today people signed up for the lab tomorrow (30/9). The lab is divided into two sessions. The one starting at 1300 is fully booked. All of you that did not sign up but want to do the lab are welcome to attend the second session that begins at 1600 and ends at 1900.
20090930: Please be reminded to write a 1-2 pages summary to express your own views on copyright and P2P applications. Submit your article to the course collection box by 30 Sep 2009 (Wednesday) or email to it-datakom@listserv.uu.se in PLAIN TEXT, no formatting allowed, in the email without attachment
20091001: Deadline of sliding window assignment is postponed to 5 Oct 2009 (Monday) 8am.
20091001: On 13 Oct (Tuesday) we have booked Pol_1245. The tutors will be there to answer questions and hand out marked labs/assignments.
20091006: Please be reminded to write a 1-2 pages summary to express your own views on civic technologies. Submit your article to the course collection box by Oct. 13 2009 (Tuesday) or email to it-datakom@listserv.uu.se in PLAIN TEXT, no formatting allowed, in the email without attachment
20091021: You need 60 % of the total lab score to pass the lab part of the course.
20091026: Updates on the marking

  • The two written essays are no longer compulsory for the theory part of the course. However, if the essays are written properly and submitted on time, you will receive two bonus points in your exam.
  • The passing mark of the lab is "60%". The lab marks over 70% will be normalized to maximum 10 bonus points in your exam.
  • Bonus point calculation e.g. 85% in lab = (85-70)/3 = 5 points
  • We will need more time to mark the exam papers. Please be patient. We plan to finish the markings by 6 Nov 2009.

Introduction to computer networking principles and practice

The course combines theory and practical applications of design and implementation of large and small scale computer networks.

  • The theory part of the course consists of a series of lectures and seminars.
  • Laboratory exercises and a programming assignment comprise the practical part.

The current instance of the course combines students from several degree programmes. Assessment and work requirements vary a little depending on the programme taken by the students.

Assessment and Examination

The theory section of the course is assessed through a five hour written examination and two short essays.
For the two short essays, you can submit it to the course collection box (no. 50) or email to it-datakom@listserv.uu.se in plain text without attachment.

Practical computer networking competencies are assessed based on graded reports from two laboratory exercises and the demonstration of Internet programming competence in one programming assignment.

Activity Grading Scale
Examination U, 3, 4, 5
Laboratory U, G
Assignment U, G
Short Essay U, G

To successfully complete the course a mark of G must be achieved for laboratory reports, the assignment, the short essays, and a mark of 3, 4 or 5 achieved on the written examination. The final grade for the entire course will be the grade achieved on the written examination.

Updated  2012-10-29 15:18:27 by Edith Ngai.