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CompTIA Network+

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Computing,Computer Science

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:

    Special Award

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    8th September 2017

Admission Requirements:

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.

Course summary

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.


Computer Science

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.


Course Fee
€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.

CompTIA Academy

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).

Programme Objectives
  • 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.

Programme Topics
  • Network Theory and Communications
    Networking Terminology
    Network Building Blocks
    Standard Network Models
    Physical Network Topologies
    Logical Network Topologies
    Transmission Methods
    Media Access Methods
    Signaling Methods

  • Network & Cable Media 
    Data Addressing and Delivery
    Delivery Techniques
    Bounded Network Media
    Unbounded Network Media
    Noise Control
    Network Connectivity Devices
    Wiring Distribution Component

  • Network Implementations
    The OSI Model
    Ethernet Networks
    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 Utilities
    TCP/IP Upper-Layer Services
    TCP/IP Interoperability Services
  • Local Area Network Infrastructure
    Bridges and Switches
    IP Routing
    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
    Data Encryption
    Protect Network Traffic with IP Security (IPsec)
    Internet Security
    Local Security
    Common Threats
    Threat Mitigation Techniques
     Intrusion Detection and Prevention
    Educate Users
  • 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
    Data Backup            
  • Network Management
    Monitoring Tools
    Network Baseline
    Network Optimization
  • Network Troubleshooting
    Troubleshooting Models
    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.



Pat McCarthy
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