Local Area Networks

Short Name
Lokale Netze
Module Code
Module Coordinator
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Müller
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Müller
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmitt
Short Description
The module local area networks give an overview over the design and implementation of a LAN, the networking components and protocols and its operation and administration.
Learning Objectives

After successful completion of the course the students should have an advanced knowledge on the following subjects:

  • Technology of computer networks, owned and operated by their users (LANs), from a network designers and a network administrators point of view
  • Architecture, function and operational areas of the main networking components
  • Principals and functionality of the internet-working

They are able to work on predefined tasks and present the findings to the other participants.

  • LAN-technologies including wireless LANs
  • Switching and Routing
  • Internetworking
  • Network management
  • Network security
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
6.0 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 60 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecture 3 SWS, Exercises 1 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination: Written or oral exam (The form of the examination will be announced to the students in a timely and appropriate manner)

Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • R. Perlman: Bridges, Router, Switches und Internetworking-Protokolle Addison-Wesley
  • J. Rech: Ethernet: Technologien und Protokolle für die Computervernetzung Heise Verlag
  • L.L. Peterson ,B.S. Davie: Computernetze dpunkt-verlag
  • B. Müller, W. Schmitt: Hilfsblätter zur Vorlesung
Prerequisite for Modules