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Computer networking I

Individual course

On this course, the student will learn to design, develop, configure and maintain a small home or office network. Furthermore, the student will understand the basic concepts of networking applications design and development.

Course contents

  • Computer networks and the internet
  • Link layer and local area networks
  • Network layer and routing
  • Transport layer
  • Application layer

Learning outcomes

During this course the student will:

  • get fundamental knowledge about computer communications;
  • understand the concepts of addressing and routing;
  • practice building and configuring a realistic small home/office network;
  • become familiar with Internet protocols: TCP/IP, Ethernet, HTTP, DNS, etc.
  • be able to identify the basic elements of a computer network and explain their functions;
  • get a clear overview of existing and future Internet technologies

Course material

Lecture recordings and other materials are available on the course platform.


The course contains scheduled lectures and/or other learning events, however, the course can also be studied in self-studying manner.

Completion methods

Homework and an exam. For FITech students, flexible mechanisms are pursued.

More information in the Tampere University study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

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Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Dmitri Moltchanov

Further information about courses and studying

Tampere University
Mikko Valkama, 5G coordinator

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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5G technology,
Internet technology
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Tampere University
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Adult learner,
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General prerequisites:
Basic understanding of telecom networks and programming are beneficial.
Course suitable for:
For all who want to understand the basics of computer networks and Internet.
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