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Local Area Networks

Rakennetyyppi: Opintojakso
Koodi: IITB7001
OPS: IT 2020
Taso: Insinööri (AMK)
Opiskeluvuosi: 1 (2020-2021)
Lukukausi: Kevät
Laajuus: 5 op
Vastuuopettaja: Gao, Chao
Opetuskieli: Englanti

Toteutukset lukuvuonna 2020-2021

3001IT2020-1, IT2020-1A, IT2020-1B, IT2020-1C, IT2020-1D19.10.2020 – 2.5.2021Chao GaoEnglanti17.8.2020 – 11.9.2020

Suoritus rästissä? Katso toteutukset lukuvuonna 2023-2024.


On completion of the course, the student knows the fundamental networking concepts and technologies. Student is familiar with the two major models used to plan and implement networks: OSI and TCP/IP and gains an understanding of the layered and framed approach to networks. Student examines the TCP/IP layers in detail to understand their functions and services. The focus is on physical, data link (Ethernet) and network layers (IP). Student is familiar with local area network (LAN) devices and network addressing schemes, knows the structured cabling systems and architecture of LANs and is be able to design a small LAN. Student can troubleshoot networks with basic command line tools and Wireshark.

Opiskelijan työmäärä

135 h, which contains 70 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Edeltävät opinnot / Suositellut valinnaiset opinnot

Digital Electronics.


Services of LAN. Digital transmission and performance testing of the twisted pair cable. Architecture of LAN; topologies, random access protocols, structured cabling system and active equipment. OSI and TCP/IP models and standards related to the models. Ethernet standard. TCP/IP network core services: name service, IP numbering and subnetwork masks, basics of routing and ARP. In addition basics of DHCP and NAT. Command line tools and Wireshark in troubleshooting.


Forouzan, B. A., Data communications and networking, New York, McGraw-Hill, 2013, 5th International edition. Hakala M., Vainio M., Tietoverkon rakentaminen, Docendo, 2005. Granlund Kaj, Tietoliikenne, Docendo, 2007. 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.