Data Communication and Network Security
- IMT2431 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the students will have knowledge of the most used standards and protocols for datacommunication and the principles of network security.


Basics of computer networks
Application layer (HTTP, SMTP, DNS)
Transport layer (TCP, UDP)
Network layer (IP, ICMP, routing)
Data link and physical layer (Ethernet, MAC, ARP, PPP, ATM)
Applied cryptography
Basics of network security
Authentication in networks (Kerberos, PKI)
Network Intrusion Detection Systems
VPN (IPsec, SSH)

Teaching Methods

Group works
Laboratory work
Project work

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

An overall evaluation based on a 100 point scale, where mid-term exam counts 33 points, project work counts 34 points and final exam counts 33 points. Conversion from 100 point scale to A-F scale according to recommended conversion table. In specific circumstances, emneansvarlig can slightly adjust the limits in the conversion table to enforce compatibility with the qualitative descriptions on the A-F scale.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Coursework Requirements