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1. General information
Course:
COMPUTER NETWORKS I
Code:
42308
Type:
CORE COURSE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
347 - DEGREE PROGRAMME IN COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERING (CR)
Academic year:
2021-22
Center:
108 - SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE OF C. REAL
Group(s):
20  21  22  23 
Year:
1
Duration:
C2
Main language:
English
Second language:
Spanish
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
N
Web site:
https://campusvirtual.uclm.es
Bilingual:
Y
Lecturer: JESUS BARBA ROMERO - Group(s): 23 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Fermín Caballero/3.09
TECNOLOGÍAS Y SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIÓN
3708
jesus.barba@uclm.es
https://esi.uclm.es/categories/profesorado-y-tutorias

Lecturer: JESÚS BLANCO RODRÍGUEZ DE GUZMAN - Group(s): 20  21 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
TECNOLOGÍAS Y SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIÓN
Jesus.Blanco@uclm.es

Lecturer: TOBIAS DIAZ DIAZ-CHIRON - Group(s): 21 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Fermín Caballero/Despacho de Asociados
TECNOLOGÍAS Y SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIÓN
Tobias.Diaz@uclm.es
https://esi.uclm.es/categories/profesorado-y-tutorias

Lecturer: ANA RUBIO RUIZ - Group(s): 23 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
TECNOLOGÍAS Y SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIÓN
3126
Ana.Rubio@uclm.es
https://esi.uclm.es/categories/profesorado-y-tutorias

Lecturer: INOCENTE SANCHEZ CIUDAD - Group(s): 22  23 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Fermín Caballero/A 1.9
TECNOLOGÍAS Y SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIÓN
6490
inocente.sanchez@uclm.es
https://esi.uclm.es/categories/profesorado-y-tutorias

Lecturer: XAVIER DEL TORO GARCIA - Group(s): 20 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Fermín Caballero/3.12
TECNOLOGÍAS Y SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIÓN
3016
xavier.deltoro@uclm.es
https://esi.uclm.es/categories/profesorado-y-tutorias

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Computer Networks I is a mandatory course in the Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science curriculum. Its contents are fundamental to practice the profession. It is integrated into the subject "Operating Systems, Distributed Systems and Networks" of the curriculum, and serves as a foundation for the following courses:

  • Computer Networks II
  • Network Design and Management
  • Network Infrastructure Design
  • Security of Information Systems
  • Network Security
  • Network Management and Administration
  • Planning and Integration of Systems and Services

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
BA02 Understanding and knowledge of basic terms about fields, waves and electromagnetism, theory of electric circuits, electronic circuits, physical principles of semiconductors and logic families, electronic and photonic devices and their use to solve engineering problems.
CO05 Knowledge, administration, and maintenance of systems, services and digital systems.
CO11 Knowledge and application of the features, functions, and structure of distributed systems, computer networks and the internet, and the design and implementation of application based on them.
INS01 Analysis, synthesis, and assessment skills.
INS04 Problem solving skills by the application of engineering techniques.
INS05 Argumentative skills to logically justify and explain decisions and opinions.
PER01 Team work abilities.
PER02 Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.
PER04 Interpersonal relationship skills.
PER05 Acknowledgement of human diversity, equal rights, and cultural variety.
SIS01 Critical thinking.
SIS03 Autonomous learning.
UCLM02 Ability to use Information and Communication Technologies.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Management of a network in a basic way.
Understanding of the usefulness and operation of the transport layer and application of the TCP / IP architecture.
Ability to choose, install and configure the most suitable interconnection devices and services according to the user's needs.
Understanding of the basic concepts of computer networks and protocol architecture.
Capacity to explain the fundamentals of network mobility and multicasting.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Introduction to computer networks.
    • Unit 1.1: History of the Internet.
    • Unit 1.2: Classification of networks.
    • Unit 1.3: Network architectures.
  • Unit 2: Applications and services.
    • Unit 2.1: WWW and HTTP protocol.
    • Unit 2.2: E-mail.
    • Unit 2.3: DNS.
    • Unit 2.4: P2P communication.
  • Unit 3: Transport Layer TCP/IP.
    • Unit 3.1: Process-to-Process delivery.
    • Unit 3.2: TCP protocol.
    • Unit 3.3: UDP protocol.
  • Unit 4: Network layer.
    • Unit 4.1: Internet, IP protocol.
    • Unit 4.2: Direct Delivery: ARP.
    • Unit 4.3: Internet Control Protocol.
    • Unit 4.4: Network management protocols.
  • Unit 5: IP addressing.
    • Unit 5.1: IP addresses.
    • Unit 5.2: Private addressing.
    • Unit 5.3: Subnetting.
    • Unit 5.4: Network grouping (supernetting).
  • Unit 6: Routing.
    • Unit 6.1: Message delivery.
    • Unit 6.2: Redirection.
    • Unit 6.3: Routing tables.
    • Unit 6.4: Dynamic routing.
  • Unit 7: Data Link.
    • Unit 7.1: Node-to-node Communication.
    • Unit 7.2: Ethernet protocol.
  • Unit 8: Means of data transmission and communication.
    • Unit 8.1: Wired systems.
    • Unit 8.2: Wireless systems.
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures BA02 CO05 CO11 0.72 18 N N Teaching of the subject matter by lecturer (MAG)
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] CO05 CO11 UCLM02 0.18 4.5 N N Individual or small group tutoring in lecturer¿s office, classroom or laboratory (TUT)
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study CO05 CO11 INS01 SIS01 SIS03 2.1 52.5 N N Self-study (EST)
Other off-site activity [OFF-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities CO05 CO11 INS01 INS04 PER01 PER02 PER05 SIS03 0.6 15 N N Lab practical preparation (PLAB)
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises BA02 CO05 CO11 INS04 INS05 PER02 PER04 PER05 UCLM02 0.6 15 Y N Worked example problems and cases resolution by the lecturer and the students (PRO)
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study CO05 CO11 INS01 INS04 INS05 PER01 PER02 PER04 PER05 0.9 22.5 Y N Preparation of essays on topics proposed by lecturer (RES)
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities CO05 CO11 INS01 INS04 INS05 PER02 PER04 PER05 UCLM02 0.6 15 Y Y Realization of practicals in laboratory /computing room (LAB)
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CO05 CO11 INS01 INS04 INS05 PER01 0.3 7.5 Y Y
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Final test 50.00% 50.00% Compulsory activity that can be retaken (rescheduling) to be carried out within the planned exam dates of the final exam call (convocatoria ordinaria).
Theoretical papers assessment 10.00% 10.00% Non-compulsory activity that can be retaken. To be carried out before end of teaching period.
Laboratory sessions 30.00% 30.00% Compulsory activity that can be retaken. To be carried out during lab sessions.
Assessment of active participation 10.00% 10.00% Non-compulsory activity that can be retaken. To be carried out during the theory/lab sessions for students in the continuous assessment modality. The students of non-continuous modality will be evaluated of this activity through an alternative system in the final exam call (convocatoria ordinaria).
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    In compulsory activities, a minimum mark of 40% is required in order to pass that activity and have the possibility to therefore pass the entire subject. The evaluation of the activities will be global and therefore must be quantified by means of a single mark. In the case of the activities that may be retaken (i.e., rescheduling), an alternative activity or test will be offered in the resit/retake exam call (convocatoria extraordinaria).
    The final exam will be common for all the theory/laboratory groups of the subject and will be evaluated by the lecturers of the subject in a serial way, i.e., each part of the final exam will be evaluated by the same lecturer for all the students.
    A student is considered to pass the subject if she/he obtains a minimum of 50 points out of 100, taking into account the points obtained in all the evaluable activities, and also has passed all the compulsory activities.
    For students who do not pass the subject in the final exam call (convocatoria ordinaria), the marks of activities already passed will be conserved for the resit/retake exam call (convocatoria extraordinaria). If an activity is not recoverable, its assessment will be preserved for the resit/retake exam call (convocatoria extraordinaria) even if it has not been passed. In the case of the passed recoverable activities, the student will have the opportunity to receive an alternative evaluation of those activities in the resit/retake exam call and, in that case, the final grade of the activity will correspond to the latter grade obtained.
    The mark of the passed activities in any call, except for the final exam, will be conserved for the subsequent academic year at the request of the student, provided that mark is equal or greater than 50% and that the activities and evaluation criteria of the subject remain unchanged prior to the beginning of that academic year.
    The failure of a student to attend the final exam will automatically result in her/him receiving a "Failure to attend" (no presentado). If the student has not passed any compulsory evaluation activity, the maximum final grade will be 40%.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Students may apply at the beginning of the semester for the non-continuous assessment mode. In the same way, the student may change to the non-continuous evaluation mode as long as she/he has not participated during the teaching period in evaluable activities that together account for at least 50% of the total mark of the subject. If a student has reached this 50% of the total obtainable mark or the teaching period is over, she/he will be considered in continuous assessment without the possibility of changing to non-continuous evaluation mode.
    Students who take the non-continuous evaluation mode will be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject, an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences), through the assessment systems indicated in the column "Non-continuous evaluation".
    In the "non-continuous evaluation" mode, it is not compulsory to keep the mark obtained by the student in the activities or tests (progress test or partial test) taken in the continuous assessment mode.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation tests will be conducted for all recoverable activities.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Same characteristics as the resit/retake exam call.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][] 4.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 52.5
Other off-site activity [AUTÓNOMA][Practical or hands-on activities] 15
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 22.5
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 15
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 7.5

Unit 1 (de 8): Introduction to computer networks.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5

Unit 2 (de 8): Applications and services.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2

Unit 3 (de 8): Transport Layer TCP/IP.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Unit 4 (de 8): Network layer.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Unit 5 (de 8): IP addressing.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2.5

Unit 6 (de 8): Routing.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2.5

Unit 7 (de 8): Data Link.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 8 (de 8): Means of data transmission and communication.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: The course is taught in three weekly sessions of 1.5 hours. This planning is for all groups. The planning can be modified in the event of unforeseen causes.
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Forouzan, Behrouz A. Data communications and Networks McGraw-Hill 0-07-337622-1 2013 Ficha de la biblioteca
Stallings, William Data and computer communications Pearson 978-0-13-217217-2 2011 Ficha de la biblioteca
Tanenbaum, Andrew S. Redes de computadoras Pearson Educación 970-26-0162-2 2003 Ficha de la biblioteca



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