Computer Networks I, distance course

  • Credits 7.5  credits
  • Education level First cycle
  • Study location Distance with no obligatory meetings
  • Course code DVA120
  • Main area Computer Science

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.

The course covers 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.

Occasions for this course

Autumn semester 2024

  • Autumn semester 2024


    7.5 credits


    2024-09-02 - 2025-01-19 (part time 25%)

    Education level

    First cycle

    Course type

    Freestanding course

    Application code




    Study location

    Independent of location

    Teaching form

    Distance learning
    Number of mandatory occasions including examination: 0
    Number of other physical occasions: 0

    Course syllabus & literature

    See course plan and literature list (DVA120)


    Basic eligibility and Mathematics 3b or 3c or Mathematics C


    Upper secondary (high school) grades, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test, University credits

Questions about the course?

If you have any questions about the course, please contact the Course Coordinator.

Senior Lecturer

Maryam Vahabi