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812349A IT Infrastructure, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 812349A  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name IT Infrastructure  Abbreviation IT Infrastructu 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Petri Pulli 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits/134 hours of work

Language of instruction 



1st year of Master’s studies, spring semester, period 1

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, students are able to judge, compare and apply data communications concepts to various situations encountered in industry; identify general concepts and techniques of data communications; explain the technology of the Internet; identify the most important server and storage architectures and the main mechanisms for providing high-capacity processing and storage capacity; and explain the regulatory environ-ment.


1.    Introduction to large-scale computing applications;
2.    Network requirements and architecture;
3.    Standards and standards bodies;
4.    Network services and Middleware;
5.    Internet services, protocols and technologies;
6.    Underlying network technologies;
7.    Performance monitoring, fault detection, recovery and restoration;
8.    Next-generation network infrastructure, industry technology directions.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures (24 h), student project work (90 h) and examination (20 h).

Target group 


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Student is familiar with basic computer architecture and the Internet.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

•    Lecture notes;
•    Supplementary technical and scientific articles;
•    Phil Simon (2010) The next wave of technologies: opportunities from chaos. Wiley. ISBN 0-47-058750-4.

Reference books:
•    Comer, D.E. (2009) Computer Networks and Internets. 5th edition. Pearson ISBN 0-13-504583-5. 600 p.
•    Kurose J.F., Ross K.W. (2010) Computer Networking – A Top-Down Approach. 5th edition. Pearson ISBN 0-13-136548-7. 888 p.
•    Travostino F., Mambretti J., Karmous-Edwards G. (2006) Grid Networks – Enabling grids with advanced communication technology. Wiley ISBN 0-470-01748-1. 340 p.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Individual project work, examination



Person responsible 

 Antti Juustila

Working life cooperation 



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