Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2016 - 19.10.2016

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I - II 2018-2019 (fall), I-II 2019-2020 (fall)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the students are able to measure and analyze basic properties of network traffic and draw conclusions on the results. They obtain skills to apply and evaluate statistical methods in processing, analyzing and presenting the measurement data. Students gain understanding of the technical and legal issues related to network measurements and become familiar with the related methods and software tools.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course introduces different ways of measuring Internet traffic and provides an overview on tools that can be utilized to analyze the results. Course topics include packet, flow and routing related measurements and their analysis. Also related technical and legal issues are covered. Exercises include measurement data processing and analysis using statistical/mathematical software. In the assignment, data traffic measurements are performed, analysed and reported.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Compulsory: Examination, assignment(s), exercises.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hrs 37 h
Independent learning (incl. assignment): 96 hours

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic probability theory and statistics (e.g., MS-A0510), and basics on internet technology

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English