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Application Closing Date:
8th September 2017
None specifically but the course is best suited to someone in IT Support, Network Administration or a PC Technician. It would also benefit someone who has already achieved the CompTIA A+ certification.
The programme is an excellent primer in networks and will provide the student with excellent foundational skills from a theoretical and practically perspective so that they may pursue more advanced accreditations in the networking area such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (also offered by Cork Institute of Technology) and the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. The programme addresses core areas of networking such as the OSI and TCP/IP models, IP Addressing, Subnetting, Physical Network Topologies, Cabling, Router, Switches, Firewalls, Wireless Technologies and LAN/WAN environments. The CompTIA Network + certification prepares students for the CompTIA Network + certification exam which is an industry wide respected certification of competency in Networking technologies.
All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.
€1,400 (includes exam fees)
Delivery & Duration
This course is delivered over 12 weeks (two evenings a week Tuesday & Thursday 6.30pm – 9.30pm) during the academic year. The course will be delivered using a mixture of online lectures and classroom based labs.
The Computing Technology Industry Association has been dedicated to advancing the growth of the Information Technology (IT) industry and those working in it. With more than 19,000 members in 89 countries, CompTIA is the leading Global IT Trade Association with influence in all areas of the IT industry worldwide.
CIT became the first CompTIA CAPP (CompTIA Authorised Partner Programme) to be set up in Ireland. Its most popular accreditations that may be attained from CompTIA are CompTIA A+, Network +, Security+ and Linux+. These courses are delivered under the CIT Cloud Professional Academy, which is focused on delivering courses to Industry in areas of software, infrastructure and big data.
The CompTIA Network+ run under the CIT CompTIA CAPP programme offers an excellent theory and practical based networking course at a fundamental level for all participants interested in entering the workplace as a network technician, network administrator or technical support engineer. The CompTIA Network+ course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job in any type of networking career.
Resources & Materials
All learning resources required to successfully complete this programme are included. Students are also provided with as much personal tuition and support from CIT’s experienced instructors/ lecturers as they require throughout the programme. The course is delivered using CIT’s Cloud Education services such as Adobe Connect (Virtual Classroom), vCloud (Virtual Lab Environment), and Blackboard (Learning Management System).
- Understand the functions of various network connectivity devices.
- Implement a Network installation and use network applications.
- Work with client/server and multi-vendor environments.
- Examine the TCP/IP suite, WAN technologies and remote connectivity.
- Install and support Windows NT and establish network printing.
- Learn how to maintain network security and troubleshoot Industry.
Support for CompTIA Network+
The technology community identifies CompTIA Network+ certification as the perfect entry point into a Networking career. Technology and certification companies including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Certiport recognise CompTIA Network+ Certification as part of their certification programmes.
Computer Technology Industry Association and Cork Institute of Technology.
Network Theory and Communications
Network Building Blocks
Standard Network Models
Physical Network Topologies
Logical Network Topologies
Media Access Methods
Network & Cable Media
Data Addressing and Delivery
Bounded Network Media
Unbounded Network Media
Network Connectivity Devices
Wiring Distribution Component
The OSI Model
Token Ring Networks
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) Networks
Wireless Technologies and Standards
- Networking with TCP/IP
Families of Protocols
The TCP/IP Protocol
IP Address Basics
Custom IP Addresses
The IP Version 6 Protocol
The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
- TCP/IP Services
IP Address Assignment Methods
Host Name Resolution
TCP/IP Upper-Layer Services
TCP/IP Interoperability Services
- Local Area Network Infrastructure
Bridges and Switches
Static IP Routing
Dynamic IP Routing
Control Data Movement with Filters and VLANs
- WAN Infrastructure
WAN Switching Technologies
WAN Transmission Technologies
WAN Connectivity Methods
Voice Over Data Systems
- Network Security
Computer Security Basics
Protect Network Traffic with IP Security (IPsec)
Threat Mitigation Techniques
Intrusion Detection and Prevention
- Remote Networking
Remote Network Architectures
Remote Access Networking Implementations
Virtual Private Networking
Remote Control Computing
- Disaster Recovery
Examine Configuration Management Documentation
Plan for Disaster Recovery
Fault Tolerance Methods
- Network Management
- Network Troubleshooting
TCP/IP Troubleshooting Utilities
Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
Online Application will open shortly for course commencing in September.
Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.