Training Course in Computer Networks

General Objectives of the Course

The objective of this course is to provide students with basic knowledge on the operation of TCP/IP computer networks. The course uses a practical approach, using the most common operating systems (Linux, Apple Mac OSX, Microsoft Windows). Nevertheless, strong theoretical background is provided along with the practical subject matters, on topics such as equipment configuration, traffic analysis, and troubleshooting of TCP/IP local area networks (LAN). The course only resorts to open source tools available on the mentioned operating systems.

Admission Requirements

Have at least completed secondary education in a technological or related field. Knowledge of English (reading and comprehension).
For the purposes of evaluation and seriation of applications, a curricular evaluation will be carried out.

The information provided does not dispense with consulting the Notice of Call for Applications available on this page.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final grading is a mark between 0 and 20.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Configuration of Linux, Apple Mac OSX, or Microsoft Windows computers, in view of their integration in TCP/IP networks. Check equipment connectivity. Troubleshoot basic networking problems. Use of traffic analysis tools. Understand and check the basic operation of supporting network applications (DNS and DHCP).

Course Coordinator(s)

Fernando Pedro Lopes Boavida Fernandes

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Study Programme

Computer Networks

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 2 Month(s)

ECTS Credits: 2.0


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