Network Technician – CompTIA Network+


Course Aims
The course objective is to obtain the skills necessary to apply and implement technical knowledge of operating systems and network technologies. The student will gain knowledge of major networking technologies, skills, systems and tools used in the day to day operations of modern network environments. This course will prepare the student to take the N10‐006 CompTIA Network+ Certification exam. Students will learn:

  • the basic concepts of networking, including the OSI model and the TCP/IP model, and the protocols and applications that function within these models;
  • understand VLANs and their benefits and drawbacks;
  • become familiar with common network devices, such as routers and switches, and work with wireless technologies to create a functional wireless network;
  • know different types of network media, including twisted pair cable, coaxial cable, fibre optic cable, and wireless media and how to troubleshoot them;
  • understand WAN technologies and the properties of LANs including topologies;
  • understand the methods used to manage and monitor networks as well as the hardware and software tools used in the troubleshooting process;
  • understand security in wired and wireless environments, the threats and how they can be mitigated; and understand the properties and operations of firewalls.

Course Outline

  • Fundamentals and Topologies: types of networks – LAN, WAN, MAN; network topologies
  • An Introduction to Networking, Networking Standards and OSI Model
  • Transmission Basics and Networking Media
  • Introduction to TCP/IP protocols
  • Topologies & Ethernet Standards
  • Networking Hardware
  • WANS and Remote Connectivity
  • Network Operating Systems and in-depth TCP/IP Networking
  • Voice and Video Over IP
  • Network Security
  • Troubleshooting Network Problems; Maintaining and Upgrading a Network, Ensuring Integrity and Availability
  • Wireless Networking
  • Compare and contrast physical security controls; Summarise basic forensic concepts

18 January, Thursday, 7pm – 10pm, 12 weeks

Entry Requirements
ECDL or equivalent and/or relevant work experiences.  Computer skills essential.


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