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Computer Networks

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Computer Networks
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: PIB420
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V+1P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

[updated 06.07.2021]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFBI-423 (P610-0226) Computer Science and Web Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 4, mandatory course
PIB420 (P221-0038) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 4, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
PIB115 Fundamentals of Informatics
PIB220 Graph Theory

[updated 14.10.2010]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
PIB520 Distributed Systems 1
PIBWI40 Electronic Business
PIBWI45 Database Management
PIBWI72 Ruby on Rails
PIBWI99 Information Security

[updated 20.09.2016]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Damian Weber
Prof. Dr. Klaus Huckert
Dipl.-Math. Wolfgang Braun (practical training)

[updated 14.10.2010]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will understand the structure of local networks and their main components.
They will be able to deal with network operating systems on the basis of a widely used system.
       They will be familiar with Windows Server 2008.
Students will understand the problems of using shared resources.
They will be familiar with and able to implement the vendor-independent management of networks.

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Module content:
Structure of local networks
ISO/OSI model for data communication
Network access procedures
Devices for structuring local networks
Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet
WAN technologies
Practical course on setting up local networks (hardware, communication in TCP/IP networks,..)
Directory services based on the example of Active Directory
Network operating systems using Windows Server 2008 as an example (system philosophy, architecture, installation, system administration)
Practical course on Windows Server 2008
Network management/monitoring with SNMP
Use of SNMP in homogeneous system environments
Practical course on network monitoring and the use of SNMP

[updated 06.07.2021]
Teaching methods/Media:
PowerPoint slides, lecture notes, lecture-based practical exercises on the computer.

[updated 06.07.2021]
Recommended or required reading:
COMER D., Computernetzwerke und Internets, Prentice Hall 2002
Mauro, D./ Schmidt, K.J. : Essential SNMP. O"Reilly 2005.
HUCKERT K., BRAUN W. : Lokale PC-Netze - Skript zur Vorlesung 2010
HUCKERT K., BRAUN W. : Windows Server 2008 - Skript zur Vorlesung 2010
BRAUN, W. : Unterlagen für das Praktikum zu "Windows Server 2008" 2010

[updated 06.07.2021]
Module offered in:
SS 2018, SS 2017, SS 2016, SS 2015, SS 2014, ...
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