This course is one strand of eCollege’s broad programme, Changing Career to IT, and will teach you the fundamental concepts and technologies of networking systems.
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
Prerequisites & Requirements
There are no mandatory prerequisites, but basic computer literacy and a familiarity with general networking concepts would be an advantage.
A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
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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