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Professional Network Specialist Course

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3 months
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Course description

Professional Network Specialist Course

To become a Network Specialist, you need the right education. But employers don’t necessarily look for Degree-level qualifications anymore. Most employers prefer a technical certification as it’s direct proof of your knowledge and suitability to do the job you’re applying for.

Career specific training here is key. Yes, employers will expect to see your knowledge of LANs, WANs and other networking systems alongside your expertise with routers and switches. They’ll also look for personal attributes too - if you have the ability to analyse and problem solve, have good communication skills and can describe technical terms in non-technical ways, you’ll stand in good stead.

What Does It Mean to Be a Network Specialist?

As a Network Specialist, you’re the main port of call when it comes to the integrity and security of a company’s network and the systems connected to it. Your knowledge of network connectivity, network security devices, network types and common OSs will be second-to-none.

Your role will see you responsible for troubleshooting, diagnosing and actioning repairs and identifying ways of streamlining processes. As your career progresses, you could see yourself responsible for monitoring security threats and network access.

That’s the benefit of a career as a Network Specialist – you’re indulging your passion for tech with a clearly defined career. Your earning potential is incredible - we’re talking an average starting salary being £20k, with advanced roles anywhere up to £46k.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Graduate with certificates in:

  • Microsoft Networking MTA
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Benefit from addition certificates in Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions and Linux+

Training Course Content

Microsoft Networking Fundamentals MTA


  1. Understanding Local Area Networking
  2. Defining Networks with the OSI Mode
  3. Understanding the Wired and Wireless Network
  4. Understanding Internet Protocol
  5. Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line
  6. Working with Networking Services
  7. Understanding Wide Area Networks
  8. Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security

CompTIA Network+


  • Network Theory:
    • Networking Overview
    • Network Standards and the OSI Model Network Types
    • Identify Network Configurations
    • Data Transmission Methods
  • Bounded Network Media:
    • Copper Media Fiber Optic Media
    • Bounded Network Media Installation
    • Noise Control
  • Unbounded Network Media:
    • Wireless Networking
    • Wireless Network Devices And Components
    • Install a Wireless Network
  • Network Implementations:
    • Physical Network Topologies
    • Logical Network Topologies
    • Ethernet Networks
    • Network Devices VLANS
  • TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery:
    • The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
    • IPV4 Addressing
    • Default IP Addressing Schemes,
    • Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes
    • IPV6 Address Implementation
    • Delivery Techniques
  • Routing:
    • Enable Static Routing
    • Implement Dynamic IP Routing
  • TCP/IP Services:
    • Assign IP Addresses
    • Domain Naming Services
    • TCP/IP Commands
    • Common TCP/IP Protocols
  • WAN Infrastructure:
    • WAN Basics
    • WAN Connectivity Methods
    • WAN Transmission Technologies
    • Unified Communication Technologies
  • Cloud and Virtualization Technologies:
    • Virtualizations and Implementations
    • Cloud Computing
  • Network Security Basics:
    • Introduction to Network Security Vulnerabilities
    • Threats And Attacks
    • Authentication Methods
    • Encryption Methods
  • Preventing Security Breaches:
    • Physical Security Controls
    • Network Access Controls,
    • Install and Configure Firewalls
    • Harden Networks
    • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
    • Educate Users
  • Responding To Security Incidents:
    • Incident Management and Response
    • Basic Forensic Concepts
  • Remote Networking:
    • Remote Network Architectures
    • Remote Access Networking Implementations
    • Virtual Private Networking
    • VPN Protocols
  • Network Management:
    • Network Monitoring Configuration Management
    • Documentation Network Performance Optimization
  • Troubleshooting Network Issues:
    • Network Troubleshooting Models
    • Network Troubleshooting Utilities
    • Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
    • Common Connectivity Issues
    • Troubleshoot Security Configuration Issues
    • Troubleshoot Security Issues
  • Appendix:
    • Mapping Course Content To The Comptia Network+ Exam
    • Network Fault Tolerance And Disaster Recovery
    • Planning And Implementing a Soho Network
    • Legend For Icons Used In Network+ Figures

Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)

  1. Network Fundamentals
  2. Network Access
  3. IP Connectivity
  4. IP Services
  5. Security Fundamentals
  6. Automation and Programmability


  • Preparing Your Environment
  • Sifting Through Services
  • Managing Files, Directories, and Text
  • Searching and Analyzing Text
  • Explaining the Boot Process
  • Maintaining System Startup and Services
  • Configuring Network Connections
  • Comparing GUIs
  • Adjusting Localization Options
  • Administering Users and Groups
  • Handling Storage
  • Protecting Files
  • Governing Software
  • Tending Kernel Modules
  • Applying Ownership and Permissions
  • Looking at Access and Authentication Methods
  • Implementing Logging Services
  • Overseeing Linux Firewalls
  • Embracing Best Security Practices
  • Analyzing System Properties and Remediation
  • Optimizing Performance
  • Investigating User Issues
  • Dealing with Linux Devices
  • Troubleshooting Application and Hardware Issues
  • Deploying Bash Scripts
  • Automating Jobs
  • Controlling Versions with Git
  • Understanding Cloud and Virtualization Concepts
  • Inspecting Cloud and Virtualization Services
  • Orchestrating the Environment

Course delivery details

  • Get started in your new career as a Network Specialist in as little as 3 months and find flexibility with online learning.
  • Learn at your own pace, with access to full tutor support throughout your course.

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