The course is included in these curricula and study modules

  • El 2005 - 2006 - Information and communication technology
  • Media technology 2005 - Computer and telecommunications technology
  • Media technology 2006 - Computer and telecommunications technology


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

After completing the course the student will be able to use operating systems and know the most central components in both networks and computers. The student is also able to use the most central office programs that are used today.

Learning outcomes

- have insight into different operating systems
- identify a computers and a networks central components
- efficiently use the Internet for communication
- know the most central office-programs that are used in companies
- know the most central elements in the efficient administration of computers

Course contents

- Arcada's information system
- Operatings systems
- Utility programs
- Components in network
- File systems
- E-mail, www and ssh
- data security
- Office programs

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No prerequisites

Recommended or required reading

Paananen Juha. 2003, Tietotekniikan peruskirja, Docendo, ISBN:951-846-181-3
Kurskompendium, webben samt artiklar.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 42 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 12 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 4 hours
  • Project work and productions - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 45 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 75 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 58 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


Forsström Mikael


Forsström Mikael

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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