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Local Area Networks

Rakennetyyppi: Opintojakso
Koodi: IITB7001
OPS: IT 2022
Taso: Insinööri (AMK)
Opiskeluvuosi: 1 (2022-2023)
Lukukausi: Kevät
Laajuus: 5 op
Vastuuopettaja: Virtanen, Antti
Opetuskieli: Englanti

Toteutukset lukuvuonna 2022-2023

3004IT2022-1, IT2022-1A, IT2022-1B9.1.2023 – 29.4.2023Chao GaoEnglanti1.12.2022 – 9.1.2023


After the course, students gain a basic understanding how networks operate. Students learn about network components, how a network is structured, models and protocols. Students are familiar with the two major models used to plan and implement networks: OSI and TCP/IP. Students know the types of media to interconnect devices, the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, the principles and structure of IP addressing and the network operations. Students are able to build a simple LAN, verify and troubleshoot connectivity.

Opiskelijan työmäärä

135 h, which contains 50 h of scheduled contact studies.

Edeltävät opinnot / Suositellut valinnaiset opinnot

Digital Electronics.


Basic components of a simple network, topologies and common types of networks. Protocols and Models: OSI and TCP/IP protocol models and standards. Ethernet concepts including Physical layer, Data link layer and Ethernet switching. Communication between networks: Network layer, Address resolution, IP addressing and basics of routing. Basics of IP Addressing Services: DNS, DHCP and NAT. Verify and troubleshoot connectivity with command line tools and Wireshark.


Forouzan, B. A., Data communications and networking, New York, McGraw-Hill, 2013, 5th International edition. Material delivered by the teacher.

Opetusmuoto / Opetusmenetelmät

Lectures, assignments, laboratory exercises.


Grade 5: The student will understand most of the concepts discussed, will be able to apply them and is able to design, implement and test a small LAN with versatile services and is capable of demanding troubleshooting.
Grade 3: The student understands the concepts discussed in considerable part, will be able to apply them and is able to design, implement and test a small local area network with fundamental services, and is capable of troubleshooting.
Grade 1: The student understands the basic concepts of the subject treated, will be able to apply them and is able to implement and test a small local area network and is capable of simple troubleshooting.


Homework exercises, assignments, laboratory exercises, an examination.