Training Course in Computer Networks

Department of Informatics Engineering

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



2 Month(s)

ECTS Credits


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.
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).
Mode of Study
Admission Requirements

Secondary school in a techonlogical area or similar

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

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).
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The final grading is a mark between 0 and 20.
Study Programme
1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019