- Introduction, media access control, layered models,
- Internet Protocol, IP routing, introduction to IPv6,
- DNS, e-mail, common protocols,
- Multimedia networking (streaming, VoIP, DVB),
- Network security and advanced topics.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
With respect to the AA referrng system defined for the Master in Electrical Engineering, the course contributes to the development mastery and assessment of the following skills :
- Introduction to communication networks,
- Media Access Control, Layered models,
- Internet Protocol, IP fragmentation,
- UDP, TCP, ICMP, traceroute & PMTU discovery,
- Static IP routing, dynamic routing (algorithms and protocols),
- DNS, e-mail (SMTP, POP3, IMAP4),
- common protocols (HTTP, FTP, etc.),
- NAT, introduction to IPv6,
- wireless network protocols (3G/4G/5G, Wifi, BlueTooth, BLE),
- wearable devices, IoT & smart sensors (Zigbee, NFC, Lora, Sigfox).
- Introduction to multimedia networking,
- Multimedia streaming (stored multimedia, live, real-time interactive),
- Introduction to audio and video compression,
- Streaming protocols,
- VoIP (ToIP, video conferencing, SIP),
- Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB),
- Introduction to network security, principles of cryptography,
- Message integrity, digital signature, certification authorities, PKI,
- Secure e-mail and network connections (X.509, SSL).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.- Traditional lectures,
- Labs in computer room allowing the student to use the theoretical concepts seen during the lecture on a simulated network (using Netkit simulation software).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.- Lab report (20% of the final points),
- Written exam (80% of the final points)
- James Kurose and Keith Ross, «Computer Networking, A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet».