The course covers many aspects of Internet communications. Part 1 will explore the interconnection of computers using a Local Area Network and Part 2 will provide an overview of the Internet and IP communications. This will consider the operation of the protocols and the performance of particular configurations. A full syllabus is provided online.
The course will consist of:
The course assesment is described in the relevant course handbook. This format varies from year to year.
The assement will include questions covering the topics presented in the syllabus. The students are expected to learn through the course modules, tutorials, and through reading material on the web pages and found in recommended text books.
The material in the modules will be supported by tutorials.
Students should read these pages on the web, which will be an examinable part of the syllabus. Most material will be presented in the modules delivered as video or presentations, but students are expected to spend time in private study, attending tutorials, and in using the additional material made available via these web pages.
Students should note that the information provided on these pages is a
part of the course. As a part of the additional 4 hours allocated each week to private study for the course, each student is expected to have read the information which is provided and to have conducted the exercises described on the pages which follow. These on-line pages form an assessed part of the course.
Course Assessment 2020
The assesment in 2020 includes three elemenst:
Old Course Assessment pre 2020
The course assesment is described in the relevant course handbook.
* N.B. The syllabus for this course has changed significantly over the years, before attempting old exam questionsm please do check the course still covers the topic. These questions are provided on a best effort service - some of the solutions do contain small mistakes which are not corrected in these electronics copies.