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Open Network Technologies


Modern computer networks are formed by a combination of devices and protocols that have been in constant evolution since the first communication networks in the late 19th century. This course will cover the basic knowledge necessary for the configuration and management of TCP/IP networks and the most commonly used communication applications. Learners will also become familiar with more specific topics such as audio/video streaming and IP telephony.

Learning Outcomes


  • Configuring and managing network services in a free software environment
  • Configuring and managing advanced network services and protocols, such as wireless networks, broadcast, voice over IP, real-time, ad-hoc and sensor networks
  • Installing and configuring free systems for streaming audio and video
  • Understanding the various organization forms of web applications, taking into account scalability and the demand for and organization of processing resources
  • Protecting data against intrusion and detecting attacks


  • Technologies and architectures of distributed systems in a free software environment
  • Models and paradigms of concurrent programming
  • Vulnerabilities of distributed information systems

European e-Competence Framework

  • B.2 (Systems Integration) level 3
  • B.4 (Solution Deployment) level 2
  • D.1 (Information Security Strategy Development) level 4
  • E.8 (Information Security Management) level 3

ACM Computing Classification System

  • C.2.2 (Network Protocols)
  • C.2.3 (Network Operations)
  • C.2.4 (Distributed Systems)
  • C.2.5 (Local and Wide-Area Networks)
  • K.6.5 (Security and Protection)

Teaching Staff

See the FTA tutors page.

Academic Requirements

Basic knowledge in the field of networking and Internet.


If you want to enroll into this course, please follow the instructions in the main Courses page.


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This material is part of the Module 3: "Network Technologies".