Course Syllabus for

Routing - A Practical Introduction to Router and Unicast Routing Protocol Management
Routing - En introduktion till handhavande av routrar och routingprotokoll för Internet

EIT170F, 6 credits

Valid from: Spring 2018
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2018-03-02

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The student will be given knowledge of some common routing protocols such as RIP, OSPF and BGP, their functions and applications as well as their implementation and management in network equipment. The student will also be given knowledge of how different types of computer networks are designed and how this design has been implemented. The student should be able to handle the network equipment operating system and understand its command structure.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must After completion of the course, the student must have gained insight into the process of designing, implementing and deploying computer networks of different categories, as well as understanding of the interaction between active equipment in these networks. The student should also understand the practical elements required for the operation and maintenance of computer networks by manually configuring and managing a small computer network.

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must The student should be able to configure network equipment in different configurations. This requires that the student can obtain and interpret handling descriptions in the network equipment manuals and manuals. The student should be able to use the network equipment operating system and its configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting features.

Course Contents

The course deals with the three routing protocols RIP, OSPF and BGP. In particular, these protocols are compared to different faults. The network equipment used is manufactured by Cisco, why Cisco OS IOS is also included in the course.

Course Literature

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Project, self-study literature review

Examination Details

Examination format: Written assignments
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: To follow the course, knowledge is required corresponding to EITF45 Computer Communication. Students who have passed an approved result on the Routing Project in any of the courses ETSF05 or ETSF10 Internet protocols can not count more than 3 credits.

Further Information

Course coordinator: Jens A Andersson The course is given if there are students wishing to take it.

Course Occasion Information

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