In the rapid development of both computers and networks, there is an increasing need for people with knowledge in these areas.

About the course

This course will provide a basic theoretical and practical knowledge in the art of configuring and securing computer networks and create simpler topologies. Together with Computer Networks II, distance course (Datakommunikation i nätverk II, distanskurs) you will be covering most, but not all, of the content that are part of a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate. The certificate is not part of this course.


Networking Today, OSI TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, IP-net including IP subnets, Ethernet, LAN, router and switch-configuration, network security fundamentals, address resolution, static and dynamic routing, routing protocols, switching, VLAN, VTP, inter VLAN routing, NAT, network redundancy, network media, network components, network terminology and traffic filtering, WLAN, Network Troubleshooting.

You will learn

  • the fundamental Ethernet technologies
  • how TCP/IP and the OSI model is constructed
  • to configure a simple computer network from scratch according to the instructions stated in routing and switching the focus
  • the basics of IPv4 and IPv6, as well as be able to calculate and describe the use of IP networks, IP subnets and subnet mask
  • MAC address structure and significance
  • the basics of routing, switching and traffic filtering
  • building small network and troubleshooting.



Below you find the entry requirements for the course. If you do not fulfill the requirements, you can get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etcetera. Read more in Application information below.

Application information

You’ll find the entry requirements in the course description. After submitting your application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course. Most academic credentials from Sweden are retrieved automatically. Wait a few days after submitting your application - if you still can’t see your academic credentials om My pages, please upload them.

If you have studied in another country, you must provide transcripts of your academic studies and of your English proficiency. Exactly what you need to submit and how, depends on several factors. You can read more on universityadmissions.se or antagning.se.

If the course requires work experience, you need to provide an employer’s certificate. You can download a template for employer’s certificate below.

No academic qualifications?

Many courses requires that you have previous academies studies, but we can validate work experience to determine whether you have the qualifications for the course.

If you don’t have the formal qualifications required, please send in a certificate of employment (current or previous) and a CV/Description of competence that describes your educational and professional background. Please include a short description of your work experience, not only the work title.

Use the CV/ Description of competence template below and fill in the information requested.

You can also use our template for Employers certificate if you like.

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If you have any questions regarding eligibility or application please send an e-mail to lifelonglearning@mdu.se