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Networking fundamentals

Computers are seldom used as stand-alone machines: at home, at the office, on the move, we are almost always connected to a local network, to the internet, to servers in the cloud.

This course concentrates on many aspects of data communication and networks: from hardware to system software and applications; from conceptual and architectural information to anecdotic information, specific procedures and useful tips.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please contact ABIS.

Intended for

The course is intended for everyone who wants to acquire some basic knowledge on data communication and networks: human resource managers, consultants, account managers, advanced end users, help desk collaborators, ...


No specific background is needed, although being familiar with basic computer concepts is an advantage (see course IT awareness).

Main topics

LAN, IP, routers, WAN, TCP, protocols

DHCP, domain name servers (DNS), internet service providers (ISP), firewalls, proxy servers, virtual private networks (VPN)

HTTP, URLs, cookies, browser cache, web and distributed applications, cloud computing

SMTP, POP3, IMAP, web mail

Training method

Theory with demonstrations and exercises.


2 days.

Course leader

Koen De Backer, Ludo Van den dries, Peter Vanroose, Kris Van Thillo.


Goed. Enthousiaste en vakkundige docent. (, )
Prima. Duidelijke uitleg in een goed tempo. (, )
Goede algemene netwerk cursus om kennis te maken. (, )
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Duidelijke cursus welke voldoet aan verwachtingen. Docent heeft veel kennis en legt zaken duidelijk en luchtig uit. (, )
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