Networking Foundations

A computer network is a system of interconnected computers and devices that operate interactively.

If you currently work with computers or are wanting to start a career in IT, it is recommended that you gain skills and competency in managing a network to overcome breakdowns, and organise scheduled maintenance on the system.

If you are looking for something that is self-paced to suit your lifestyle, the Networking Foundations course is perfect for you.

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Course Outline
Course Code: 
BIT103
Duration: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Delivery: 
Online & Correspondence
Certificate: 
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Networking Terms, Concepts and Standards
  2. Network Topology, Architecture and Transmission Media
  3. Network Components and Hardware
  4. Network Design and Planning
  5. Network Upgrading and Project Management
  6. Network Protection and Maintenance
  7. Understanding Network Connecting Options
  8. Installation and Configuration of Network
  9. Basic TCP/IP Services and Applications
  10. Troubleshooting Tools for TCP/IP Networks
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Discuss the history and key developments in networking.
  • Describe the main networking models, terminology and standards.
  • Explain the different topologies, architectures and transmission media in computer networks.
  • Explain the physical components within a network and how individual components connect to each other.
  • Evaluate the needs of the organisation and design a logical network.
  • Discuss reasons for network upgrade and techniques for managing a network upgrade.
  • Explain the importance of network protection to prevent downtime and preserve valuable data.
  • Identify and compare various connection options like dial-up connections and dedicated connections.
  • Describe the installation process and configurations for networking.
  • Describe the TCP/IP suites of utilities generally used by end users.