Networks & Internet

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Networks & Internet

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module aims to equip students with the basic knowledge of how local area networks and the Internet work and how they interact. To give them an appreciation of the interaction of the main protocols and the helper protocols combine to provide a hierarchy of communications services.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the infrastructure of the Internet, its organisation and how typical Web applications work, how they use services hidden from the user to provide functionality for applications such as web browsing, email, instant messaging, internet gaming and online shopping.
    2. Distinguish between different LAN technologies and environments, including the characteristics of the equipment and protocols used to provide connectivity and services in a shared environment.
    3. Be able to construct a simple Computer Communications Protocol to provide error free links catering for latency and error detection and correction.
    4. Have an appreciation of the Internet, its core protocols and the services provided.
    5. Explain the role of switching, forwarding and routing in the Internet.
    6. Describe and justify the Client-server model for software applications
    7. Develop simple communications applications using the Socket interface.
    8. Appreciate the risks associated with security on a computer network and have a bosic knowledge of the tools available to examine the security status of an internet connected machine.