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Certificate in Network Administration


The course is titled Certificate in Network Administration. The curriculum is appropriate for students at many education levels and types of institutions, universities, colleges, career and technical schools, and community centres. It is made up of 2 modules namely Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials. This course is designed to be completed in 140 Hours and it is 70 Hours for each module.

Module 1: Introduction to Networks (70 Hours)

Module 1 (Pre-Requisites: Nil)

Module 2: Routing and Switching Essentials (70 Hours)

Module 2 (Pre-Requisites: Module 1: Introduction to Networks)

 

Course content and delivery

The course content is linked with Cisco Networking Academy. The course will have a combination of Lectures, Tutorials and Practical Demonstrations.

Module 1 - Introduction to Networks

Course Overview

Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers networking architecture, structure, and functions. The course introduces the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to provide a foundation for the curriculum.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain network technologies.
  • Explain how devices access local and remote network resources.
  • Describe router hardware.
  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Design an IP addressing scheme to provide network connectivity for a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Configure initial settings on a network device.
  • Implement basic network connectivity between devices.
  • Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.

The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.

Module 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials

Course Overview

Routing and Switching Essentials (RSE) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Determine how a router will forward traffic based on the contents of a routing table.
  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Use monitoring tools and network management protocols to troubleshoot data networks.
  • Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.
  • Configure initial settings on a network device.
  • Configure Ethernet switch ports.
  • Implement VLANs.
  • Implement static routing.
  • Implement DHCP on a router.
  • Implement network address translation (NAT).
  • Implement access control lists (ACLs) to filter traffic.

The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.