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Computer Networks I, 7.5 credits

Administrative information
Syllabus (pdf)external link  
Study period:  
Course code: DK2001
Programme: Single subject course. The course is included in Network Design and Computer Management 60 credits.
Schedule: Schedule, Autumn 2011external link
Course responsible: Malin Bornhager
Other members of faculty: Philip Heimer
Examiner: Malin Bornhager


Skill exam: 28th of August 2012
Final Exam: 29th of August 2012
Register here for the re-exam, before the 15th of August.

Important topics for the Skill exam can be found herePDF (pdf, 12.4 kB).

Course information

The course consists of lectures, laborations and exercises. To pass the course, the students has to attend to, and complete all the laborations, pass the on-line (Final) exams, and pass the Skill exam. Teaching is in English. You will find more information about the teaching formats in the syllabus.

Course parts

Skill Exam, 3.5 credits, grades not passed, 3, 4 and 5.

Final exam 1, 2 credits, grades not passed and passed.

Final exam 2, 2 credits, grades not passed and passed.

Download the planning of the course herePDF (pdf, 32.2 kB).


Final Exam (CCNA 1): Friday the 23rd of September.
Final Exam (CCNA 2): Friday the 21st of October.
Skills Exam: week 43 (25-27th of October)

Skill Exam: is a practical test that covers all parts of the laborations. The student need to solve some problems on the lab equipment, and the exam is done individual. To pass the exam the basic functions and communication in the network has to work. To get a higher grade (4 or 5), some additional configuration has to be done and correct answers are needed on the written part of the exam.

The attendance to all laborations is mandatory, and the student need to be able to answer questions and show each laboration for the lab assistant. To qualify for the Skills exam, the student need to attend to all laborations. If one laboration is missing the student can hand in an extra assignment, if an agreement is done with the course responsible in advance. If more than two laborations are missing, the students need to re-take the course the next time the course runs. The registration for the Skills Exam will be done on the laborations in week 41.

Re-exams for the Skill exam will be offered two times.

Final Exam: is an on-line test with multiple-choice questions. To have access to the Final Exam the student needs to have a valid Cisco Academy Account, and all Module exams must be done before the exam. To pass the exam, at least 50% of the questions need to be answered correctly. To be registered for the Final Exam, the student has to attend to the laborations.

Course literature

The course literature in this course are the on-line curriculums, which will be found on Cisco Academy Connection; link The on-line curriculums correspond to the textbooks: "Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide" ISBN 1587132087 and "Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide" ISBN 1587132060

Instructions on how to use Cisco Academy Connection will be found herePDF (pdf, 341.6 kB).

Academy certificate

Halmstad University is part of the Cisco Networking Academy. Computer Networks I is covering the first two parts of CCNA, and Cisco certified instructors are teaching the course. There is one Final Exam for each part of CCNA and one Skill Exam, which you need to pass with at least 70% on the first attempt on each exam. After finishing all parts of the course with a result of 70% or more, you can get a Cisco Academy Certificate.
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