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Networking laboratory I

Individual course

Learn how the Internet works through practical assignments!

Course contents

  • Configuration of simple networking features on computers running the Linux operating system
  • Configuration of simple networks using Cisco networking devices (switches and routers)
  • IPv4 subnetworking, static routing, DHCP, DNS and NAT
  • Other application layer protocols (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, etc.)
  • Differences of TCP and UDP
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) and Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
  • Network simulator GNS3
  • Usage of a protocol analyzer (Wireshark)

Learning outcomes

During this course, the student becomes familiar with the equipment of a typical wired local area network. After the course, student knows how to do simple Ethernet and IP configurations, can do basic performance measurements, and is able to utilize a protocol analyzer to explore and debug the operation of protocols used commonly in today’s Internet.

Course material and technology

Lecture recordings and other materials are available on the course platform. Links to sample material are provided on the course Moodle page. The course is supported by the theory course Computer Networking I.

To complete the course remotely, students need to install freely available software: e.g. network simulator GNS3, protocol analyzer Wireshark and an OpenVPN client.


The course will primarily be based on flexible self-studying.

Completion methods

Complete four self-study assignments from a choice of five options. One assignment consists of a practical exercise, a multiple-choice quiz and applied questions.

More information in the Tampere University study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Jani Urama

Further information about the course and studying

Tampere University
Mikko Valkama, 5G coordinator

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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ICT Studies
5G technology,
Communications ecosystems,
Internet technology
Course code:
0 €
Teaching period:
Application deadline:
Host university:
Tampere University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
General prerequisites:
Basic understanding of telecom networks and Linux operating systems are beneficial.
Study suitable for:
For all those who want to understand the basics of computer networks and Internet
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