cod. 14832

Academic year 2013/14
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Informatica (INF/01)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course aims to provide knowledge and understanding of the key issues and the relative technological and design solutions in the field of computer networks. The student will be able to use this knowledge to formulate answers to well defined new problems and to autonomously undertake more advanced studies in the field of computer networks.


Computer Architecture, Operating Systems

Course unit content

Introduction to Computer Networks, The Physical Layer, The Data-link Layer, The Network Layer, The Transport Layer, The Application Layer, Network Security and distributed computing.

Full programme

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"Reti di computer" - A. Tanenbaum - Prentice Hall
"Reti di calcolatori e Internet" - B. Frouzan - McGraw-Hill
"Reti di calcolatori" - L. Peterson, B. Davie - Apogeo

Teaching methods

Lessons will take place in the classroom lectures with exercises and examples of network programming.
The course will be supported by laboratory exercises in the computer room. The practical exercises will be individual or in small groups to facilitate collaborative work. The activities will be organized to facilitate the practical development of the solutions related to the problems outlined.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and oral exams. Practical test and development of a lab project.
At the end of each semester it will take place a written / oral intermediate test (recommended) useful for exemption from the final written exam.
The practical test consists of a practical demonstration and oral exam concerning the activities carried out in the laboratory. The execution and delivery of the scheduled activities treated in the laboratory involves an assessment useful for the exemption of the practical test.
The project will be agreed with the student and must be presented in the same examination session of the written test (summer, autumn or winter).

Other information

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