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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.

Main topics

  • Networks in context
  • Network layers

LAN, IP, routers, WAN, TCP, protocols

  • More about internet and intranet

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

  • Web applications

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

  • Electronic mail

SMTP, POP3, IMAP, web mail

  • Networks in Windows

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).

Training method

Theory with demonstrations and exercises.

Course leader

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


2 days.


You can enrol by clicking on a date
datedur.lang.  location  price
25 Sep2NWoerden  (NL)1000 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
09 Oct2?Leuven  (BE)1000 EUR  (excl. VAT) 


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