ELT-51007 Networking Laboratory I, 5 cr

Additional information

This course is complimentary with ELT-51107 Computer Networking I, and should be taken in parallel with it.

Equivalent Finnish courses (ELT-51103 Tietoverkkotekniikat I and ELT-51002 Tietoverkkojen laboratoriotyöt I) are also arranged in the spring.

Person responsible

Dmitri Moltchanov, Alexander Pyattaev, Mikko Valkama, Jani Urama, Evgeny Kucheryavy

Lessons

Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
ELT-51007 2019-01 2 Jani Urama
At least 4 out of 5 exercises that consist of a preliminary task, a guided laboratory session and a post-lab task must be completed in addition to a practical assignment that tests the skills learned during the course.

Learning Outcomes

Student becomes familiar with the equipment of a typical wired local area network. After the course, student knows how to do simple Ethernet and IP-level configurations, can do basic performance measurements, and is able to utilize a protocol analyzer to explore and debug the operation of protocols used commonly in today's Internet.

Content

Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Configuration of simple networking features on computers running the Linux operating system.  Configuration of simple networks using Cisco networking devices (switches and routers).   
2. Subnetworking, static routing, DHCP, DNS and NAT. Use of aforementioned technologies is a laboratory environment.  Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) and Virtual Private Networks (VPN)   
3. Implementing a ready-made network topology in practice.  Planning a network topology.   
4. Studying the network performance with standard tools in various setups. Usage of a protocol analyzer (Wireshark).  Improving and optimizing network performance.   
5. Practice and usage of application and transport layer protocols.  Understanding HTTP and FTP. Differences of TCP and UDP.  SMTP, POP3, HTTPS 

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

For each laboratory exercise, there is material available for self-study in Moodle. The pre-lab task to be completed in Moodle supports the completion of the hands-on laboratory session. After the laboratory session, a post-lab task is available in Moodle to gauge what was learned.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Prerequisites

Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
ELT-51108 Computer Networking I Mandatory   1

1 . This course is intended to be taken in parallel with the laboratories. Equivalent knowledge from previous studies is also acceptable.

Additional information about prerequisites
Without prerequisite knowledge it is very difficult to be admitted to the lab, which results in failing the course.



Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
ELT-51007 Networking Laboratory I, 5 cr ELT-51006 Networking Laboratory I, 4-5 cr  

Updated by: Turjanmäki Pia, 04.03.2019