The course treats policies, strategies and techniques for reliable management of computer networks. Some of the concepts studied are performance monitoring, fault detection, recovery and configuration. The emphasis is put on network security, including cryptography, privacy, message integrity, intrusion, packet sniffing, spoofing, authentication, authorization, access control and firewalls etc.
The course consists of 20 hours of lectures (10%) and 8 laboratory exercises (4%). The rest of the time, 172 hours (86%) is devoted to studying without supervision. This includes the time necessary to prepare for lectures, laboratory work, solve homework problems, and study time.
Computer Engineering BA (ABC), 52.5 credits, including TCP/IP Internetworking. Mathematics BA (A), 22.5 credits, including Discrete Mathematics.