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 ====== Admission procedure for MSc SNE 2020-2021 ====== ​               ​ ====== Admission procedure for MSc SNE 2020-2021 ====== ​               ​
  
-Please contact info@os3.nl ​if you are interested ​in joining our master ​in the academic year 2020-2021.+This document describes the procedure for admission to the master program Security and Network Engineering (SNE) at the University of Amsterdam. 
 +===== Formal UvA procedure ===== 
 + 
 +Procedures relating to formal entry can be found on the\\ 
 +[[https://​www.uva.nl/​m-programmas/​gss/​masters/​security-and-network-engineering/​application-and-admission/​application-and-admission.html|UvA SNE application and admission page]]. 
 + 
 +All students have to pass the intake procedure. 
 + 
 +<wrap important 100%> 
 + **The application deadline is __July 1st__, 2020!**\\ 
 +\\ 
 + There is no need to complete the intake exams before applying.\\ 
 + The last intake exam opportunity is July 29.\\ 
 +\\ 
 + Please ​apply first, then contact ​[[info@os3.nl|info@os3.nl]] about the intake exams. 
 +</​wrap>​ 
 +===== Intake procedure ===== 
 + 
 +Students must have the correct preparatory training and knowledge as well as motivation to be able to successfully graduate from the Master SNE. All students must submit a motivational letter and participate in an intake procedure. 
 + 
 +The first part of the intake procedure consists of a number of tests pertaining to skill and knowledge. The second part consists of an intake interview, during which you're asked (among others) to give a short oral presentation of your Bachelor thesis. 
 + 
 +There are three separate opportunities to take part in the intake procedure, one in **March**, one in **May**, and one in **July**. It is advisable to take part in the first or second opportunity so that there is a possibility to resolve any deficiencies that become apparent, after which the procedure can be tried again in July. 
 + 
 +The intake tests will cover the following topics. 
 + 
 +<wrap important 100%> 
 + The mentioned materials only give an **indication** of the required level of knowledge about a topic. 
 +</​wrap>​ 
 + 
 +==== Networking ==== 
 + 
 +__Subject__:​ Elementary knowledge of (TCP/IP) networking. 
 + 
 +__Material__:​ 
 + 
 +  * {{:​2015-2016:​info:​1_link_network.pdf|TCP/​IP stack}} 
 +  * {{:​2015-2016:​info:​2_transport.pdf|Transport Protocols}} 
 +  * {{:​2015-2016:​info:​3_application.pdf|Applications}} 
 +  * {{:​2015-2016:​info:​4_addressing.pdf|IP Addressing}} 
 +  * {{:​2015-2016:​info:​5_OSI_model.pdf|OSI 7-Layer model}} 
 + 
 +==== Unix ==== 
 + 
 +__Subject__:​ Knowledge of a variety of GNU/*nix command line programs. 
 + 
 +__Material__:​ [[http://​www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/​Teaching/​Unix/​|UNIX Tutorial for Beginners]] 
 + 
 +==== Algebra ==== 
 + 
 +__Subject__:​ Questions to test basic knowledge of algebra. 
 + 
 +__Material__:​ 
 + 
 +  * [[http://​www.mathsisfun.com/​algebra/​exponents-logarithms.html|Exponents and Logarithms]] 
 +  * [[http://​www.mathsisfun.com/​combinatorics/​combinations-permutations.html|Combinatorics]] 
 + 
 +==== Discrete Mathematics ==== 
 + 
 +__Subject__:​ Logic, Set, and Graph Theory 
 + 
 +__Material (text)__: 
 + 
 +| {{:​2015-2016:​info:​logic.pdf|Logic}} | Chapters 1 - 2 | 
 +| {{:​2015-2016:​info:​set_theory.pdf|Set Theory}} | Chapters 1 - 3 | 
 + 
 + 
 +__Material (videos)__:​ 
 + 
 +| [[http://​www.youtube.com/​playlist?​list=PLZzHxk_TPOStgPtqRZ6KzmkUQBQ8TSWVX|Logic and Set Theory]] | Lectures 3 - 9 | 
 +| [[http://​math.tut.fi/​~ruohonen/​GT_English.pdf|Graph Theory]] | Chapter 1 (you don't have to understand all proofs) | 
 + 
 +==== Python ==== 
 + 
 +__Subject__:​ Python programming skills for creating shell scripts. 
 + 
 +During your SNE master´s, you often need to automate basic sysadmin tasks\\ 
 +(e.g. for experiments and projects). 
 + 
 +In this exam you're asked to write a couple of shell scripts, each with their own task/​goal. 
 + 
 +Searching the Internet during the Python exam is allowed. 
 + 
 +__Material__:​ 
 + 
 +[[http://​docs.python.org/​2/​tutorial/​|The Python Tutorial]] 
 +  * Chapters 1 - 5 
 + 
 + 
 +==== Writing skills ==== 
 + 
 +__Subject__:​ Reading and summarizing a technical document. 
 + 
 +__Material__:​ None 
 + 
 +===== Intake interview ===== 
 + 
 +Upon passing all aforementioned exams, we invite you for an intake interview. During this interview we want to hear about your motivation and educational background. We also ask you to present your bachelor thesis (just in speech—no PowerPoint!) 
 + 
 +===== Disputes ===== 
 + 
 +Appeals against admission decisions may be lodged within six weeks of the decision with the UvA Examination Appeals Board (COBEX, College van Beroep voor de Examens) P.O. Box 19268, 1000 GG Amsterdam. 
 +===== Dates ===== 
 + 
 +For our **Amsterdam intake**, the dates are as follows: 
 + 
 +The first intake day is on **Wednesday,​ 25 March 2020**.\\ 
 +A second intake day is on **Wednesday,​ 27 May 2020**.\\ 
 +The last intake day is on **Wednesday,​ 29 July 2020**. 
 + 
 +The **remote intake** dates may deviate from the Amsterdam dates.\\ 
 +You'll get a personal update on this once your application has been approved. 
 + 
 +Send an e-mail to [[info@os3.nl]] to register for the intake.\\ 
 +If you're a non-Dutch student, please apply via the [[http://​www.uva.nl/​m-programmas/​gss/​masters/​security-and-network-engineering/​application-and-admission/​application-and-admission.html|University´s website]].

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