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Networking Home & Small Business (CompTIA Network + external exam optional)

This course will give you a good grounding in the theory and practice of computer networking, and will help you prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification. The course is ideal if you have completed a PC Essentials course or A+ certification and want to look into networking in more depth. It will provide you with a sound basis in networking principles, which will be invaluable for further study towards CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

Entry requirements

As this is a technical course you should be comfortable with using a PC, and preferably have some experience in networking PCs. Previous study on a PC Essentials or A+ course would provide you with an ideal foundation for this course.

Course content

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to configure, maintain and troubleshoot network devices using appropriate network tools, as well as giving you an understanding of the features and purpose of network technologies.

The course will cover the following topics in roughly equal measure:

  • Network concepts
  • Network installation and configuration
  • Network media and topologies
  • Network management
  • Network security.

Assessment methods

At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment test, the successful completion of which will lead to you being awarded a course completion certificate. You may also elect to undertake an optional online CompTIA certification test for an additional fee of approximately £90.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to undertake further courses within the Microsoft and Cisco cademies at Bedford College.

Additional information

There are no additional costs for this course – any required software will be provided.

Course information & how to book

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
16 week(s) 03/02/2016 Wed 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £350 Cauldwell Street F2131 Course in progress
16 week(s) 08/02/2017 Wed 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £350 Cauldwell Street F2131 Course in progress

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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