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Computer Networks IV, (Multilayer switching), 7.5 credits

Administrative information
Syllabus (pdf)external link  
Study period:  
Course code: DK4008
Programme: The course is included in Network Design and Computer Management 60 credits.
Schedule: Schedule 2012external link, opens in new window
Course responsible: Malin Bornhager
Other members of faculty:  
Examiner: Malin Bornhager


The re-exams will be the 29th of August 2012.
Register here for the re-exams, before the 15th of August.

The Skill exam is a practical test based on the laborations, with some short written questions related to the laborations. You are allowed to bring your own handwritten notes of the commands to the Skill exam.

You can find the schedule/planning of the course herePDF (pdf, 26.2 kB).

Course information

The course consists of lectures, laborations and exercises. To pass the course, the students has to attend to and complete all the laborations, pass the Final Exam and the Skill Exam. Teaching is in English. You will find more information about the teaching formats in the syllabus.

Course parts

Final Exam, 2.5 credits, grades not passed, and passed.

Skill Exam, 5 credits, grades not passed, 3, 4 and 5.
Practical exam based on the laborations.

To qualify for the Skill Exam the student need to attend to all laborations, and complete the practical exercises. If one laboration is missing the student can hand in an extra assignment, if an agreement is done with the course responsible. If more than two laborations are missing, the students need to re-take the course the next time the course runs.
Most of the practical exercises will be done in groups, but some of them are individual. The student need to be able to answer questions, and show each laboration for the instructor during the lab.


The Final Exam is an on-line, multiple choice test, and will take place in week 20, 2012.

The Skill Exam is a practical test, that will cover the laborations in the course. Cisco lab equipment will be used during the test, and it will take place on week 21, 2012.
The skill exam will be done on real lab equipment, and will cover all practical exercises from the course and some shorter written questions. You are allowed to bring your own hand written notes of the commands to the exam.

Course literature

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) by Richard Froom, Erum Frahim & Balaji Sivasubramanian.

Academy Certificate

Halmstad University is part of the Cisco Networking Academy. Computer Networks IV is covering one part of CCNP, Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH), and Cisco certified instructors are teaching the course. There is one Final Exam for this part of CCNP, which you need to pass with at least 70% on the first attempt to qualify for the Academy Certificate.
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