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:

  • OSI Model and IP Addressing
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Network Infrastructures
  • Protocols and Services
  • Network Hardware and Routing
  • Troubleshooting

This course will help to prepare learners who want to pursue a career as a Network Engineer/Support, Systems Administration, Network Analyst and Infrastructure Operations.

  • Duration: 16 weeks

  • Exam: IT Specialist in Networking (ITS-101).¬†Read more about the certification.

    The IT Specialist in Networking course is an official entry-level accreditation. It proves you have taken the first step toward building a successful career in information technology by displaying a foundational competence in the field.

  • Support: eTutor Supported

What’s Included

  • All course content

  • Practice exercises and quizzes

  • A practice exam

  • A certification exam voucher

Course Handbook

Course Topics

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). (Students running the Apple Mac OS and or Linux/Android devices may find some of the course content unavailable depending on the version of the Software OS being used).

You only require a web browser to view the content and access web platforms.


After earning your official IT Specialist in Networking accreditation, you will have a basic understanding 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 IT Specialist in Networking certificate you can further your studies by enrolling in one of the following courses through eCollege:

  • IT Specialist in Databases
  • IT Specialist in Network Security
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network +
  • CompTIA Security +

Course Code: NC 11666 – IT Specialist in Networking

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