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Professional Diploma in Networking Technologies

Professional Diploma
NW Technologies
Study Mode
Course Duration
11 Weeks
+ 1 Saturday (10.00 - 1.00 pm)
Start/End Date
01/03/21 - 24/05/21
1 Class Per Week
Day & Time
18.30 - 21.30
Hybrid Learning
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Course Fees
*Check our Black November Offer for exclusive discounts*
Claim your Black November voucher. To secure a place on this course a deposit of €75.00 applies. Flexible Payment Terms available - see details on page below.

Why take this course?

Searching for a course that leads to an exciting career in computer technology and a clearly defined career path with the opportunity to progress to higher education.

You will learn to install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on personal computers, digital devices, and operating systems.

Learn about designing and building computer networks that involves the physical installation and commissioning of networks and connections to the internet. It will enable you to maintain networks, including redesigning and upgrading them using CISCO network systems.

You will learn with industry professionals who will give you the skills you need to transform your career.

What will You Experience?

A team of lecturers with extensive industry experience who will inspire and challenge you to develop the skills, knowledge and competence required to function as an effective ICT professional who will thrive in a variety of working environments.

Explore contemporary computing technologies and master the practical skills needed to thrive in the modern computing and IT landscape.

You will be part of an exciting computer technology learning environment using the latest tools to discover, analyse, and evaluate the principles and theories used in the ICT Industry.

Programme Modules

Introduction to Networks Configuring a Network Operating System

Understand how:

  • Multiple networks are used in everyday life.
  • Topologies and devices are connected in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • The basic characteristics of a network that supports communication in a small to medium-sized business.
  • Trends in networking that will affect the use of networks in small to medium-sized businesses.
  • Cisco IOS Software features, functions and initial configuration settings.
  • Given an IP addressing scheme, configure IP address parameters on devices to provide end-to-end connectivity in a small to medium-sized business network.

Network Protocols, Network Access & Ethernet

 Explain how:

  • Rules facilitate communication.
  • The role of protocols and standards organizations in facilitating interoperability in network communications.
  • Devices on a LAN access resources in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Physical layer protocols and services support communications across data networks.
  • To build a simple network using the appropriate media.
  • The role of the data link layer in supporting communications across data networks.
  • Compare media access control techniques and logical topologies used in networks.
  • The operation of Ethernet.
  • A switch operates.
  • The address resolution protocol enables communication on a network.

Network Layer, IP Addressing & Subnetting

 Understand how:

  • Network layer protocols and services support communications across data networks.
  • Routers enable end-to-end connectivity in a small to medium-sized business network
  • Devices route traffic in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • To configure a router with basic configurations.
  • The use of IPv4 addresses to provide connectivity in small to medium-sized business networks.
  • To configure IPv6 addresses to provide connectivity in small to medium-sized business networks.
  • To use common testing utilities to verify and test network connectivity.
  • To implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to enable end-to-end connectivity in a small to medium-sized business network
  • Given a set of requirements, implement a VLSM addressing scheme to provide connectivity to end users in a small to medium-sized network.
  • To design considerations for implementing IPv6 in a business network.

Application and Transport Layer

Understand how:

  • Transport layer protocols and services support communications across data networks.
  • To compare the operations of transport layer protocols in supporting end-to-end communication.
  • The operation of the application layer in providing support to end-user applications.
  • Well-known TCP/IP application layer protocols operate.

Build a Small Network

Understand how:

  • A small network of directly connected segments is created, configured and verified.
  • To configure switches and routers with device hardening features to enhance security.
  • To use common show commands and utilities to establish a relative performance baseline for the network.
  • To Troubleshoot a network.

Professional Diploma in Networking Technologies

Hybrid Learning  

Hybrid Learning combines face-to-face instruction with live online learning.   In the context of the coronavirus school re-openings, a hybrid model reduces the number of students in the building, by moving some of the course delivery online.

You will be in a bubble:
Hybrid Learning September 2020

Dorset College continues to adhere to the government’s guidelines on protective measures required to be in place in order to combat the COVID-19.  These protective measures mean that our classes will now be delivered through a Hybrid model as outlined above.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry criteria, however, it is important to have a good working knowledge of Computers.

Example includes:

  • ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence or equivalent
  • Computer Users
  • Mature Applicants with relevant life and work experience
  • English Language Proficiency

Assessment & Awards

Assessment Method

  • Practical lab assessments which ensure competencies related to the indicative syllabus are acquired.
  • Class Test which is designed to test the learners understanding of the theoretical material and their ability to apply this understanding to find a practical solution.

Professional Diploma in Networking Technologies
Awarded by: Dorset College

Career & Progression

Gain a Networking Qualification that leads to an exciting Career with many JOB Opportunities and an excellent progression route to Professional and Academic Programmes.

Computer networking encompasses five basic career fields, with many different titles and levels within each.  This course will provide the skills for Network Service Technician and an excellent start to a career in IT with many opportunities for progression as outlined below.

Network Administrators oversee the computers in the company’s system.

Network Systems Engineers are responsible for setting up the network infrastructure the administrator oversees

Network Programmer/Analyst they analyze the system’s software requirements, develop new applications and maintain existing ones.

Network Systems Managers guide, manage and supervise the entire Internet and computer operation

Network Service Technician identifies and fixes network problems. They troubleshoot components and hardware such as coaxial and fiber-optic cables and much more…..

Flexible Payment Terms

“To secure a place on this course a deposit of €75.00 applies and the remainder paid in instalments.  You have the flexibility of using our online payment facility to manage your course payments at any time, from the comfort of your own home.  Pay Online

Payment Plan

Deposit: €75.00 Secures your Place on the Course
1st Instalment:  €410.00 23/02/2021
2nd Instalment: €410.00 01/04/2021
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