If you have a passion for computers and technology, a fun and fast-moving career in information technology could be the perfect career choice for you.
The Certificate of Networking Foundations is ideal for frontline technical support personnel who are responsible for connecting, maintaining and administering peripheral devices attached to networks.
This online professional development program will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to technically manage elements of a network, including contributing to disaster recovery planning.
In this online network system administration course you will discover how to identify network-related problems and determine the resources required to solve client problems.
On completion of this course you will feel confident to manage network system and solve client problems for a company or organisation.
Unit 1 - Networking terms, concepts and standards
What is a network
History of networks
Network hosts and backbones
Access vs core networks
Internet backbone – what is a host
Types of computer networks
Local area network (LAN)
Wide area network (WAN)
Home networking and Wireless local area networks
Types of LANs
Wireless networking (Wi Fi)
Hardware for a basic network
Hubs and switches
Unit 2 - Network topology, architecture and transmission media
Physical vs. local topology
Physical topologies: star, bus, ring, tree, mesh
Architecture of a network
Cost of a network
Unit 3 - Network components and hardware
Short haul modems
Unit 4 - Network design and planning
Evaluating needs of an organisation
Security of the network
Designing a logical network
Communicating effectively with clients
Unit 5 - Network upgrading and project management
Why upgrade a network
Is it time to upgrade
What are the new requirements
Planning an upgrade: prioritise, budget, evaluate
Unit 6 - Network protection and maintenance
Man in the middle attack
Denial of service attack
Distributed denial of service attack
File and directory permissions
Intrusion detection systems
Unit 7 - Understanding network connecting options
Dial up connections
Leased line connections
Unit 8 - Installation and configuration of network
Network installation process
Cabling the network
Multiple equipment configuration
Testing the configuration
Unit 9 - Basic TCP/IP services and applications
Unit 10 - Troubleshooting tools for TCP/IP networks
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 45 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $150.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.