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Networks and Internet Services

Code 16221
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Informatics
Entry requirements there are no pre-admission requirements.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face instruction.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes To provide a general perspective on the diversity of the communication services on the Internet To know the Internet support architecture and the underlying service protocols To install, operate and maintain cabled and wireless network technologies, active network equipments and Internet services.
At the end of the Curricular Unit (CU) the student should have the skills necessary to:
a) identify the components that integrate common computer networks, from local area networks to wide area networks;
b) understand the way computer networks work, in particular regarding the layers 1 to 7 of the OSI model;
c) be capable of planning and configure a local network and
d) configure its active equipment, including
e) its switches and routers.
Syllabus 1. General aspects on networks
2. Protocols and characteristics of the layers of the OSI model and its comparison with the TCP/IP protocol
3. Physical Layers
4. Data Link Layer
5. Switching and VLAN
6. Network Layer
7. Addressing in IPv4 and IPv6
8. Routing in IPv4 and IPv6
9. Transport Layer
10. Application Layer
11. Notable protocols at the Application Layer
12. Wireless networks
Main Bibliography • Documentation provided in class by the teacher and published in
• Engenharia de Redes Informáticas , Monteiro, Boavida , 2000, 4ª Ed, FCA - LIDEL
• Computer Networking, a Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet, 3ª edição , James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross, 2005, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0321269764
• Computer Networks , A. Tanenbaum , 2002, 4ª Ed, Prentice-Hall
• Multimedia Communications , F. Halsall , 2001, Addison-Wesley
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching methodologies:
1. Expository method
2. Supervised group work
3. Self-learning
4. Peer Learning
5. Project work

The assessment will be carried out using frequency assessment tests, theoretical and/or theoretical-practical, and presentation and defense
of group work carried out in a laboratory context. Group work will be subject to group and individual assessment.

Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-03-21

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