Project Description


You will learn about the conceptual differences between internet, intranet and extranet networks, as well as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and wireless networking. The course also covers network topologies and access methods. You will be introduced to switches, routers and different media types. The course covers the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, IPv4, IPv6, name resolution networking services and TCP/IP.

After completing this course, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • Network infrastructures
  • Network hardware
  • Protocols and services
  • Duration: 16 weeks

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) in Networking Fundamentals – 98-366.

    The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an official entry-level accreditation from Microsoft. It proves you have taken the first step toward building a successful career in information technology by displaying a foundational competence in the field.

    Read more about the certification.

  • Support: eTutor Supported

What’s Included

  • All course content

  • Practice exercises and quizzes

  • A practice exam

  • A certification exam voucher

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Prerequisites & Requirements

There are no mandatory prerequisites, but basic computer literacy and a familiarity with general networking concepts would be an advantage.

If you have an interest in IT and an ambition to further specialise your skills in the rapidly-evolving field of networking, this course is for you.
  • All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10)Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
  • A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You only require a web browser to view the content and access web platforms.


After earning your official MTA accreditation, you will have a proven proficiency in computer networking. This course is a gateway to further specialised training and future roles such as programmer, systems analyst, database administrator, webmaster, and numerous others.


After earning your official MTA Software Development Fundamentals certificate you can further your studies by enrolling in the following Changing Career to IT courses through eCollege:

Or if you wish to further specialise in the field of networking, eCollege also provides the following recommended courses:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network +
  • CompTIA Security +

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Please note you can only be enrolled on one eCollege course at any one time. 

Course Code: NC 11666