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Course INF142

Computer Networks

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Number of credits 10
Course offered (semester) Spring
Subject overlap

I142: 10SP, INF142A: 5SP

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Aim and Content

The class gives an introduction to and an overview over the most important concepts in computer networks. The course considers problems that arise at different layers in a hierarchic communication model, and discusses how these problems can be solved. A special emphasis is placed on how to design application programs based on the services provided by the transport layer. Note that a separate course (INF 143) discusses computer network security, and that INF142 therefore does not address security issues.

Learning Outcomes

After completing INF142 - Computer networks, the student should be able to

  • Explain a layered communication model and what challenges need to be addressed and solved in each layer,
  • Implement simple client-server applications in a high level programming language,
  • Design, understand, analyze, and revise simple communication protocols,
  • Assess the limitations upon service quality that are inherent in the choice of technology.

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Recommended previous knowledge

INF100, INF101, MNF130

Compulsory Requirements


Assessment methods

Written exam. It is opportunity for grades on exercises, which can be included in the final grade. If less than 20 students are taking the course, it can be oral exam.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.