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inf010 - Computer Networks (Complete module description)
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Module label Computer Networks
Module code inf010
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics (Bachelor) > Aufbaucurriculum-Wahlbereich Praktische Informatik
  • Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) > Wahlpflichtbereich Praktische Informatik
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Computing Science (Master of Education) > Wahlpflichtmodule (Praktische Informatik)
  • Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) Computing Science (Master of Education) > Akzentsetzungsbereich
Responsible persons
Kramer, Oliver (Module responsibility)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module
**Professional competence:** The students:
- Identify the layers of the ISO/OSI model
- Recognise the main concepts and algorithms of each IOS/OSI layer
- Assign technical processes to the layers
- Classify new technologies to the main concepts of the ISO/OSI model - Compare different methods and approaches of a layer (i.e. TCP and UDP)
- Characterise safety-critical aspects of each layer

**Methodological competence:** The students:
- Administer small networks
- Characterise safety-critical aspects of networks

**Social competence:** The students: 
- work on exercises in small teams

**Self-competence:** The students:

- accept criticism
- reflect on their proposed solutions, taking into account the methods taught

Module contents
Contents of this lecture (cf. suggested reading Tanenbaum and Wetherall):
- Introduction to networks and the internet
- Physical Layer
- Data Link Layer - MAC Sub-Layer
- Network Layer
- Transport Layer
- Session Layer
- Presentation Layer
- Application Layer - Technologies (Cable and Co)
- Nyquist Shannon and Transmissions - CDMA
- Hamming & CRC - Stop & wait, go back n, selective repeat
- Aloha & CSMA
- Ethernet technologies
- Wifi
- Paket switchen & Dijsktra
- IP Adressing & Header
- Buckets & TCP-Reno
- Flask
- Firewalls
Reader's advisory
- lecture notes - A. Tanenbaum & D. Wetherall: Computernetzwerke, Pearson Studiu, 5. Aufl. 2012
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level AM (Aufbaumodul / Composition)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method V+Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
3 SuSe 42
1 SuSe 14
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period
Written or oral exam