The topics covered in the University Master's Level II (60 university training credits) "Technologies and methods for developing digital infrastructure" focus on advanced technologies for networking, computing and distributed storage.
In particular for the networking part:
- Optical transmission techniques,
- Design and management of the network for a data centre,
- Ethernet technology and software defined network solutions,
- Systems and procedures necessary to connect to a nap,
- The next generation internet protocol ipv6.
However, with regard to computing and distributed storage:
- Grid and cloud distributed computing paradigms,
- The virtualisation of systems.
Topics of general significance such as the security and the management of Authentication and Authorisation will be also addressed.
The activity of the Master's courses is mainly carried out with classroom and assisted teaching. There is also an internship activity for the participants to be held both in research institutions and in companies with highly innovative content present in the area. This internship action, scheduled to follow the classroom activities, will enable trainees to come into contact with the scientific and technological research system. The internship will be closely linked to the project's research activities and will be an opportunity for trainees to share experiences, issues and methods by directly observing the different procedures that characterise their specific study curriculum.
At the end of the Master's, the professional skills learnt will establish people with real knowledge management skills, capable of triggering all the technical processes and procedures required to create and share knowledge, both locally and internationally. Experts can start a career as researcher/technologist in companies or public bodies engaged in research and development activities that require the processing of large volumes of data, complex simulations, or resource-intensive high-performance computing (distributed clusters) accessible via infrastructure of all levels such as cloud computing, physical networking infrastructure, computational and storage and middleware up to application layers.