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Id.: 33432
Subject type: OBLIGATORIA
Year: 3 Teaching period: Segundo Cuatrimestre
Credits: 6 Total hours: 150
Classroom activities: 60 Individual study: 90
Main teaching language: Inglés Secondary teaching language: Castellano


The course Networks and Communications II presents a complete overview of the upper layers ot the TCP/ IP stack.  This subject continues the subject Networking and Communications I. Through this course, the students learn the main Internet protocols in the application layer (presentation and aplication considering the OSI standar).


General programme competences G02 Innovative capacity to propose and find new and efficient ways to undertake any task and/ or function within the professional environment - highly motivated by quality.
G03 Capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams to achieve common objectives, placing group interests before personal ones.
G04 Capacity to always commit to working responsibly - creating a strong sense of duty and fulfilment of obligations.
G06 Capacity to analyse and find a solution to complex problems or unforeseen situations which may arise while working in any type of socio-economic organisation.
G10 Critical and analytical capacity when assessing information, data and courses of action.
G12 Capacity to undertake professional activities with integrity, respecting social, organisational and ethical norms.
G13 Capacity to use individual learning strategies aimed at continuous improvement in professional life and to begin further studies independently.
G14 Capacity for abstraction to handle various complex knowledge models and apply them to examining and solving problems.
G15 Capacity to structure reality by means of linking objects, situations and concepts through logical mathematical reasoning.
Specific programme competences E01 Capacity to understand the engineering profession and commitment to serve society under the corresponding professional code of conduct.
E02 Capacity to apply the intrinsic engineering principles based on mathematics and a combination of scientific disciplines.
E03 Capacity to recognise the technical principles and apply the appropriate practical methods satisfactorily to analyse and solve engineering problems.
E08 Capacity to communicate productively with clients, users and colleagues both orally and in writing, so as to pass on ideas, solve conflicts and achieve agreements.
E10 Capacity to understand and assess the impact of technology on individuals, organisations, society and the environment, including ethical, legal and political factors, recognising and applying the pertinent standards and regulations.s éticos, legales y políticos, reconociendo y aplicando los estándares y regulaciones oportunos
E11 Capacity to remain up-to-date in the technological and business worlds in the area of information and communication technologies.
E13 Capacity to identify, assess and use current and emerging technologies, considering how they apply in terms of individual or organisational needs.
E17 Capacity to identify and analyse user needs with the intention of designing effective, usable IT solutions which can be incorporated into the user's operating environment.
E18 Capacity to identify and define the requirements to be satisfied by IT systems to cover the stated needs of organisations or individuals.
E19 Capacity to design and define the architecture of IT systems (software, hardware and communications) under the requirements agreed upon by the parties involved.


It is recommended to have attended or have knowledge of:


Subject contents:

1 - Application Protocols
    1.1 - Telnet
    1.2 - Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
    1.3 - Domain Name System (DNS)
    1.4 - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
    1.5 - File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
2 - Presentation Protocols
    2.1 - Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)
    2.2 - Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS)
3 - Audio and video streaming in TCP/IP networks
    3.1 - IP and IPv6
    3.2 - Real-time Transport Protocol
    3.3 - Voice over IP (VoIP)
    3.4 - IPTV

Subject planning could be modified due unforeseen circumstances (group performance, availability of resources, changes to academic calendar etc.) and should not, therefore, be considered to be definitive.


Teaching and learning methodologies and activities applied:

Theory Sessions: Lectures will be used to explain the basis of the different chapters. Wherever possible, explanations will be accompained by images, text or sounds to be used as practical examples and discussion topics. During the sessions, the lecturer will propouse activities or to look for information out of the class and he will resolve doubts.
Practical Sessions: There are individual labs and a practice in gropus. For this practice, students will be grouped into groups of 2 or 3. Practice will be the goal of the whole group but students will be evaluated individually acording to the learning outocomes. During practice, students will use problem-based learning methodological strategy.
The student will have the slides of all the chapters of the course. They should be able to expand it with the content explained in class and other bibliographic resources. In these notes the exercises that students must complete yourself to study matter and group practices that are proposed include relationship. The lecturer will be available to students during the tutorial schedule to help them in all matters concerning the course. On request, group tutorials may be programmed to control the work of the group. The course requires a significant effort by the student. The concepts explained in one chapter will
be used in the followings.

Student work load:

Teaching mode Teaching methods Estimated hours
Classroom activities
Master classes 26
Other theory activities 2
Practical exercises 6
Coursework presentations 2
Laboratory practice 20
Assessment activities 4
Individual study
Tutorials 5
Individual study 34
Individual coursework preparation 17
Group cousework preparation 29
Research work 5
Total hours: 150


Calculation of final mark:

Written tests: 45 %
Individual coursework: 30 %
Group coursework: 20 %
Participación: 5 %
TOTAL 100 %

*Las observaciones específicas sobre el sistema de evaluación serán comunicadas por escrito a los alumnos al inicio de la materia.


Basic bibliography:

James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross. Addison Wesley. Computer networking. A Top-down approach Featuring the Internet. Addison-Wesley. eText: ISBN-10 0-13-608084-7, ISBN-13 978-0-13-608084-8; Print: ISBN-10 0-13-607967-9, ISBN-13 978-0-13-607967-5
W. Richard Stevens. TCP/ IP Illustrated,Volume 1. The protocols, Addison-Wesley, 1994, ISBN 0-201-63346-9
TANENBAUM, Andrew S. Computer Networks. Fourth Edition. Pearson Education International, 2003

Recommended bibliography:

Comer. Internetworking with TCP/ IP Volume 1. ISBN: 0131876716- Daniel Collins. Carrier Grade VOICE OVER IP. MsGraw Hill. ISBN: 9780071406345
Mark Miller. Voice Over IP: Strategies for the Converged Network (with CD-ROM)
Daniel Collins. Carrier Grade VOICE OVER IP. MsGraw Hill. ISBN: 9780071406345
STALLINGS, William. Data and Computer Communications. 8th Edition. Pearson Pretince Hall, 2007.

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