Applications for the November 2021 course are closed. Those who apply will be booked for the courses starting during next year once we establish another full group.
This unit forms part of the Course in MCAST Award in Network Design and Infrastructure. Once a learner complete all the units in this course satisfactorily; that is has obtained a pass mark in the assessment and respected the 80% attendance s/he will achieve an award pegged at MQF Level 4, 12 ECVET Credits.
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 60 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.
Once the learner establishes strong grounds on networking, the learner takes the next step of exploring the practical side of networking together with further theory consisting of routing protocols and concepts, LAN switching, wireless networks and introduction to wide area Networks
Learning Outcome 1: Identify the features and the roles of various network devices
Learning Outcome 2: Undestand router operations, apply and configure routing protocols and router parameters
Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate understanding of switch operations and capabilities
Learning Outcome 4: Design, setup and manage Wireless network according to established standards and protocols
Learning Outcome 5: Apply access control lists for traffic and security management
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.