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REDES Y COMUNICACIONES I

BASIC DETAILS:

Subject: REDES Y COMUNICACIONES I
Id.: 30065
Programme: GRADUADO EN INGENIERÍA INFORMÁTICA. PLAN 2008 (BOE 15/12/2008)
Module: COMUNICACIONES
Subject type: OBLIGATORIA
Year: 3 Teaching period: Primer Cuatrimestre
Credits: 6 Total hours: 150
Classroom activities: 64 Individual study: 86
Main teaching language: Inglés Secondary teaching language: Castellano
Lecturer: Email:

PRESENTATION:

The course Networks and Communications I presents a complete overview of the layer organization in communication networks. Networks and their protocols are analyzed using the OSI model as a reference. The OSI model has been used for many years as an standard model to compare different organizations in layers of networks.
 
During this course, students will learn the functionalities assigned to each of the OSI layers and they will learn their behavior by studying how the main protocols work.
 
In the practical sessions, students will simulate the behaviour of each of the OSI stack layers.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES ACQUIRED IN THE SUBJECT:

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.
G04 Capacity to always commit to working responsibly - creating a strong sense of duty and fulfilment of obligations.
G13 Capacity to use individual learning strategies aimed at continuous improvement in professional life and to begin further studies independently.
Specific programme competences 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
E13 Capacity to identify, assess and use current and emerging technologies, considering how they apply in terms of individual or organisational needs.
E18 Capacity to identify and define the requirements to be satisfied by IT systems to cover the stated needs of organisations or individuals.
Learning outcomes R01 Assimilate, comprehend and manage protocols.
R02 Comprehend and use complex architectures and systems.
R03 Master the programming linked to this discipline.
R04 Work methodically.
R05 Interact in English in a work situation.
R06 Work productively in a team.
R07 Comprehend and produce technical documents in English.

PRE-REQUISITES:

It is recommended to have attended Fundamentals of Networks and Communications and Object Oriented Programming II. Failing that, extensive knowledge of the Java language will be required.

SUBJECT PROGRAMME:

Subject contents:

1 - Basic Concepts and Terminology
    1.1 - Basic terminology in Computer Networks
    1.2 - Digital bandwidth
    1.3 - Communications hardware
    1.4 - The OSI Model
    1.5 - Local Area Networks
2 - The OSI Stack
    2.1 - Physical Layer
    2.2 - Data Link Layer
    2.3 - Network Layer
    2.4 - Transport Layer
    2.5 - Session Layer
    2.6 - Presentation Layer
    2.7 - Application Layer

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:

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 also propose activities and resolve doubts. The students will have access to the slides of all the chapters of the course, which they should be able to expand with the contents explained in class and through other bibliographic resources. Along with the notes, the lecturer will provide the exercises and group practices that that students must complete in order to follow and pass the subject. 

Practical sessions: Students will be grouped into groups of 2 or 3. Practices will be the goal of the whole group. During the resolution of the group practices, students will use the problem-based learning methodological strategy.

Tuition sessions: There will be a weekly 2 hour slot assigned for individual and group tuitions. The schedule of the tuition sessions will be agreed with the students upon the beginning of the course. The lecturer will be available for the students during the defined schedule to solve doubts in all the matters concerning the course.

Student work load:

Teaching mode Teaching methods Estimated hours
Classroom activities
Master classes 22
Practical exercises 8
Practical work, exercises, problem-solving etc. 8
Debates 2
Laboratory practice 20
Assessment activities 4
Individual study
Tutorials 5
Individual study 27
Individual coursework preparation 21
Group cousework preparation 28
Research work 5
Total hours: 150

ASSESSMENT SCHEME:

Calculation of final mark:

Written tests: 50 %
Individual coursework: 20 %
Group coursework: 30 %
TOTAL 100 %

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND DOCUMENTATION:

Basic bibliography:

- STALLINGS, William. Data and Copmputer Communications. Pearson. 2007. 8th Edition

Recommended bibliography:

- COMER, Douglas. Internetworking with TCP/ IP Volume 1. ISBN: 0131876716
- STEVENS, W. Richard. TCP/ IP Illustrated,Volume 1.
- TANENBAUM, Andrew S. Computer Networks. 4th Edition. Pearson Education International
- LAMMLE, Todd. CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate - Study Guide. Wiley Publishing Inc., 6th Edition (2007).

Recommended websites:

CISCO www.cisco.com
Request For Comments www.rfc-es.org


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