|Course Title||Award in Network Fundamentals|
|Course Start and planned End Date||Start: 15.01.2024
|Schedule||Every Monday from 17:00 till 20:00|
|Venue||Online through MS Teams|
|Mode of Delivery||Online|
|Method of Assessment||Attendance based|
|Duration of course||45 Hours|
The goal of this course is to offer an introduction to fundamental networking concepts and technologies. The course will assist in developing the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications.
In this course, both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking will be explored.
This is a 45 hr guided learning course. Students need to invest further hours in the course, which will include private study and home assignments.
Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.
The unit will help learners to gain an in depth understanding of networking concepts and uses language that allows for integration with engineering concepts, while providing a deep, theoretical understanding of networking concepts for experienced learners with advanced problem-solving and analytical skills. The unit emphasize on critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills.
Learning Outcome 1: Use network protocol models to explain the layers of communications in data networks.
Learning Outcome 2: Utilise basic cabling and network design to connect devices
Learning Outcome 3: Design, calculate and apply subnet masks and addresses
Learning Outcome 4: Design a simple Ethernet network using various network devices and media
Learning Outcome 5: Demonstrate understanding and be able to apply the operations and features of the transport and network layer protocols and services
The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed:
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s. Assessment/s may take various forms such as home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test. However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.
There are no additional costs or special materials/equipment to bring.