This course is free for job-seekers, please sign up at your local Department of Social Protection or INTREO office. (Click here to find your local office.)

Please quote course code: NC 09850

This online course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot, configure and manage common network wireless and wired devices; establish basic network design and connectivity; understand and maintain network documentation; identify network limitations and weaknesses, and implement network security, standards and protocols.

You will also get a basic understanding of emerging technologies, including unified communications, and mobile, cloud and virtualisation technologies.

Before enrolling on this course, you should have:

  • CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge
  • At least nine to 12 months of work experience in IT networking

Course content:

Getting Started
  • Induction module
Course Resources
  • Exam information
  • Course eBooks
  • Course software information
  • Reference links
Domain 1: Networking Concepts
  • Ports and Protocols and the OSI Model: Explore the OSI Model to discover where devices, services, and protocols reside with a view to well-known protocols and their associated port numbers.
  • Routing, Switching, & IP Addressing: Discover fundamental elements in network communication, including routing and switching concepts as well as IP addressing components.
  • Network Topologies & Technologies: Explore architectural concepts, including wired and wireless topologies, network types, and technologies facilitating the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Cloud Concepts, Network Services, & Cabling Solutions: Learn about cloud services, delivery methods, and security considerations, as well as networking services. You'll also explore cabling types, connectors, and standards.
Domain 2: Infrastructure
  • Networking Devices: Explore various networking devices, including modems, bridges, hubs, switches, routers, proxy servers, load balancers, VPN concentrators, RADIUS servers, IDSs, and IPSs.
  • Network Storage, Virtualization, & WAN Technologies: Explore virtual networking components, network storage types, and connection types. Also, discover wide area network (WAN) concepts, including service types, transmission mediums, service characteristics, and termination.
Domain 3: Network Operations
  • Documentation and Diagrams & Business Continuity: Explore documentation for Networks and disaster recovery concepts, such as diagrams and SOPs, and business continuity concepts, such as fault tolerance.
  • Network Monitoring & Remote Access Methods: Explore monitoring concepts, including event logs, alerts, and patch management. Also, discover remote access methods, such as VPNs, RDP, SSH, VNC, and telnet.
  • Policies and Best Practices: Discover how best practices and guidelines should be implemented to ensure optimal network performance and security. Explore these guidelines, including password policies, data loss prevention techniques, NDAs, and safety procedures and policies.
Domain 4: Network Security
  • Security Devices, Wireless Security, & Access Control: Discover how to protect organizational assets, like personnel, devices, and infrastructure and explore physical security devices, wireless security, and authentication and access controls.
  • Network Attacks & Device Hardening: Explore various types of attacks that can compromise a network, including DoS, insider threats, and ransomware. Also discover network device hardening techniques to reduce vulnerabilities.
  • Mitigation Techniques: Mitigating security threats can lessen the overall impact that an attack can have on network devices, hosts, and applications. Explore common mitigation techniques.
Domain 5: Network Troubleshooting and Tools
  • Troubleshooting Common Network Service Issues: Explore common issues that occur with network services, such as DNS and DHCP, as well as how to resolve them, including incorrect gateways, duplicate IP addresses, and incorrect times.
  • Troubleshooting Methodology & Tools: Discover how to identify a network problem and resolve it using different techniques and tools.
  • Troubleshooting Connectivity & Performance Issues: Discover how to troubleshoot common wired and wireless connectivity issues such as, crosstalk, jitter, reflection, and interference which impact network performance.
Test Preparation
  • Download Assignment
  • Simulation Questions
  • Test Preparation Quiz section
  • MeasureUp Practice Test
  • Mock Exam section
Exam Booking

On successful completion, you will achieve the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 certification.

During the course, you will receive:

  • All course content
  • Practice exercises and quizzes
  • A practice exam
  • A certification exam voucher 

Exam: CompTIA Network+ N10-007 

Certification launch date: March 2018

Certification retirement date: Usually three years after launch

Recommended duration: 14 weeks

Fee-paying information: This course is not available to purchase

Prerequisites: CompTIA A+ 900 Series - 08529

Recommended prerequisite: You should be computer literate, a logical thinker, a problem solver and have an eye for detail. Microsoft Technology Associate Networking (98-366)

Suggested progression courses: CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 - N59, CCNA Routing and Switching Certification

This course is free for job-seekers. Sign up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office. (Click here to find your local office.)

Please quote course code: NC 09665

This online course covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are examined, as well as the selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. Security concerns associated with cloud computing, BYOD (bring your own device) and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) are also addressed.

Click here for full details on the CompTIA Security+ course.

Course content:

Getting Started
  • Induction module
Course Resources
  • Exam information
  • Course eBooks
  • Course software information
  • Reference links
  • Extra Resources
Domain 1: Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
  • The Present Threat Landscape: Examine the status quo in security threats, recognizing threat actors and their attributes.
  • Types of Malware: Specify the different types of malware that organizations must deal with daily.
  • Social Engineering and Related Attacks: Discover the human factors involved in social engineering attacks and learn how to mitigate these vulnerabilities.
  • Application and Service Attacks: Discover how pervasive modern day attacks can occur at a service and application level.
  • Cryptographic and Wireless Attacks: Discover weaknesses that hackers leverage in cryptosystems and apply best practices to a wireless networked environment.
  • Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning: Explore penetration testing methods and tools, as well as vulnerability scanners in a white hat environment.
  • Impacts from Vulnerability Types: Become versed in the wide variety of impacts affecting every layer of the OSI model and the different effects of vulnerability types exploited.
Domain 2: Technologies and Tools
  • Components Supporting Organizational Security: Explore the various components that support organizational security.
  • Security Assessment Using Software Tools: Explore several demonstrations of various tools for security assessment.
  • Analysing Output from Security Technologies: Discover the output to be gathered and analysed by several common security technologies.
  • Deploying Mobile Devices Securely: With the explosion of BYOD, perform best practices when deploying mobile devices securely.
  • Implementing Secure Protocols: Learn to recognize a number of secure protocol implementations.
  • Troubleshooting Common Security Issues: Explore common root causes of security issues.
Domain 3: Architecture and Design
  • Implement Secure Network Architecture Concepts: Explore the benefits of isolating, separating, and placing resources in your organization.
  • Secure System and Application Design and Deployment: Examine when and where security needs to be considered for devices, systems, and applications in a layered security approach.
  • Understanding Cloud, Virtualization, and Resiliency Concepts: Explore virtualization and cloud concepts as well as ways to provide resiliency to maximise resources and uptime.
Domain 4: Identity and Access Management
  • Identity Concepts and Access Services: Explore the tools used to secure the environment based on the entity context within modern networks.
  • Identity and Access Management Controls: Learn how to classify different access control models and biometric factors used for access.
  • Common Account Management Practices: Learn how to audit the implementation of account control mechanisms.
Domain 5: Risk Management
  • Policies, Plans, and Procedures: Explore the importance of policies, plans, and procedures for security within an IT environment.
  • Business Impact Analysis and Risk Management: An introduction to the value of BIA and Risk Management for your organization.
  • Incident Response, Forensics, Disaster Recovery, and Security Controls: Explore procedures that are needed when disaster strikes and how to protect privacy with a view to recovery through forensics or backups.
Domain 6: Cryptography and PKI
  • Cryptography: Explore the various cryptographic concepts with protecting your information at rest, in transit, and in use.
  • Public Key Infrastructure: Explore the important role that PKI plays for secure communications to occur.
  • Wireless Security Setting: Learn how wireless networks can be secured.
Test Preparation
  • Quiz Section
  • Skillsoft TestPrep Practice Exam
  • MeasureUp Practice Test
Exam Booking

During the course, you will receive:

  • All course content
  • Practice exercises and quizzes
  • A practice exam
  • A certification exam voucher 

ExamCompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Certification launch date:  October 4, 2017

Certification retirement date: Usually three years after launch 

Recommended duration: 16 weeks

Fee-paying information: This course is not available to purchase

Prerequisites: CompTIA A+ 900 Series - 08529CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 19N

Suggested progression courses:  CCNA Routing and Switching Certification, MCSA: Windows Server 2012 - N29