COMPX204-18B (HAM)

Practical Networking and Cyber Security

15 Points

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Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
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Department of Computer Science

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: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz
: clive.wilkinson@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper provides an overview of the technologies and protocols and security issues involved in computer communications. It will introduce programming issues in communications, including error handling and concurrency. Practical work will look at the Internet Protocols TCP and IP, and include programming exercises using socket interfaces.
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Paper Structure

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Most of the course is delivered in lecture format.  The lecture slides are available on Moodle, either in advance or immediately after the lecture takes place.  The lectures are supplemented with guided laboratory exercises that expand on important topics found in lecture slides and ground the lectures in real-world issues.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Students will understand aspects of the Internet such as TCP/IP, DNS, addressing, routing
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  • Students will be able to describe physical aspects of computer networks such as Ethernet, clocking, data checking
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  • Students will be able to write small communications systems in Java including the use of parallel programming to implement servers that support multiple simultaneous clients.
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  • Students will have a practical understanding of authentication and encryption.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: Intro to Sockets in Java
30 Jul 2018
11:00 AM
6
  • Hand-in: In Lab
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2: Sockets and Threads, Building a Web Server
13 Aug 2018
11:00 AM
6
  • Hand-in: In Lab
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3: Trivial File Transfer with Datagram Sockets
10 Sep 2018
11:00 AM
6
  • Hand-in: In Lab
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 4: Transport Layer Security
24 Sep 2018
11:00 AM
6
  • Hand-in: In Lab
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Assignment 5: Multicast Sockets, Distributed Chat
8 Oct 2018
11:00 AM
6
  • Hand-in: In Lab
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Weekly quizzes
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Test 1
4 Sep 2018
4:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
8. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required readings will be identified in class, be publicly available, and found online.
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Recommended Readings

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Recommended readings will be identified in class, be publicly available, and found online.
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Other Resources

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Relevant research papers (the content of which will not be assessed) will be identified in Moodle.
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Online Support

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The course has a dedicated Moodle instance with a Question and Answer forum, which the course lecturer will monitor and support.
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Workload

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On average, during term:

Two hours of lectures a week

Five hours completing laboratory exercises

Three hours of personal study

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMPX102 or COMP104

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP202

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