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Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) Systems

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) Systems
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: KI860
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+1P (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
180-minute written exam

[updated 02.07.2007]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI860 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 2, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Horst Wieker
Prof. Dr. Horst Wieker

[updated 01.04.2003]
Learning outcomes:
The rapid growth and merging of modern communications networks brings with it the need to manage individual network elements as well as the overall network. A system is required that can cover all areas, ranging from customer requirements and technical implementation to network operations at all levels.
Students will become acquainted with the typical problems of managing today’s networks. After completing this course they will be able to analyse the architecture of both software-based and hardware-based systems, plan a management system using new, advanced communication interfaces and test its functionality.

[updated 02.07.2007]
Module content:
1. Standardization
2. Identifying and defining problems
3. Functional architecture used in TMN
4. The physical architecture of TMN
5. Theoretical considerations of applications in the GSM and fixed networks
6. Development of TMN systems
7. Databases
8. Interfaces and protocols
Practical exercise: Working on a real SDH network

[updated 02.07.2007]
Recommended or required reading:
SIEMENS: Systems documentation

[updated 02.07.2007]
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