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The Internet is changing life as we know it - bringing new economic and social opportunities to communities throughout the world, and increasing the global demand for information and communication technology (ICT) skills.

Innovations such as social networking, cloud computing, e-commerce, web conferencing, and desktop virtualization are changing the way we live, work, play, and learn.

These capabilities are all powered by networks, and organizations around the world are experiencing a shortage of qualified CISCO engineers to design, install, and manage these networks.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will learn both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking.

First, you will examine human versus network communication and see the parallels between them.

Next, you will be introduced to the two major models used to plan and implement networks: OSI and TCP/IP.

You will gain an understanding of the “layered” approach to networks and examine the OSI and TCP/IP layers in detail to understand their functions and services. You will become familiar with the various network devices, network addressing schemes and the types of media used to carry data across the network.

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be via an online examination and through practical activities.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

There are many opportunities for network engineers and administrators. The CCNA is ‘the’ international qualification for working in computing and networking.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You must have an interest in networking and/or working in the industry.

All students interested in this course should contact the course tutor, Yener Etisoy, prior to enrolment:


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