EP2990 Routing in IP Networks 7.5 credits

Routing i IP-nät

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • IP addressing, CIDR (classless interdomain routing).
  • Functions and algorithms in routing within and between autonomous systems.
  • Distance vector protocol (RIPv1, RIPv2)
  • Link state protocol (OSPF)
  • Exterior gateway rotuting protocol BGPv4
  • Optimizing the routing table in a IP network
  • Multicast protocol
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • A laboration heavy course.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completion of the course the participants should be able to:

  • design and dimension a network with CIDR(Classless InterDomain routing)
  • describe and to explain the difference between IPv4 and IPv6
  • explain functions and algorithms that are used for routing within and between autonomous systems
  • describe and to explain the difference between different distance vector protocol and the link state protocol with regard for functions
  • analyze and to optimize the routing table in a router
  • explain and configure multicast routing
  • plan and to design a company network based on the routing protocol BGPv4
  • dimension and configure a company network practical

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

The prerequisites are the courses Communication Networks 1 and 2.


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Web bases course material, CCNP1 Building Scalable Internetworks or in a book form, Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI), latest version, Ciscopress.

Any changes will be announced 4 weeks before the course starts.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Examination: - TEN1; Passed written exam
- LAB1; Passed lab assignments, web based exam and practical skills exam

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Further information

Course web

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Offered by


Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ibrahim Orhan

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.