MTA Networking Fundamentals

This course is designed to give those embarking on a career in the IT industry a basic understanding of the concept of networking. 

Is this for you?

It is a great option if you want a job managing Microsoft Windows servers or indeed work within an IT support network or administrator role.


Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 30 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

or a combination, Online, in centre

Training Type



30 hours or 1 week full-time study

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    About this course

    The Pitman Training MTA Networking Fundamentals course is designed to give those embarking on a career in the IT industry a basic understanding of the concept of networking.

    The training you’ll undertake as part of this course will prepare you for the Microsoft exam 98-366* – an entry-level credential from Microsoft. With this solid foundation, you’ll be able to take the first step toward building career with any technology related business and becoming a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). On completion of this course, you will receive a Pitman Training Course Completion certificate.

    You’ll gain a rudimentary knowledge of how to build and manage Microsoft Windows Servers, Windows-based network operating systems, Active Directory and essential system recovery tools. What’s more, your learning will be helped through the use of interactive videos and you can utilise pre and post tests to help you identify what skill gaps you have so you can choose courses to top-up your skills.

    The Benefits: –

    • The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace.

    • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate.

    • The opportunity to gain certification which is recognised by industry computing manufacturers and organisations.

    • Understand the basic concepts of the Internet, intranet, and extranet.

    • Understand the difference between switches and routers and how they are configured.

    • Introduction to the OSI 7-layer networking model, IPv4 and IPv6.

    * Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.

    There are three sessions within this course: – 

    Session 1 – Introduction, Internet, Intranet, and Extranet, Understanding LANs, Wired vs. Wireless LANs, Understanding WANs, Understanding Wireless Networking, Networking Topologies and Access Methods;

    Session 2 – Understanding Switches, Switches in Depth, Understanding Routers, Network Cabling Part I, Network Cabling Part II;

    Session 3 – Understanding the OSI Model Part I, Understanding the OSI Model Part II, IP Addressing Part I, IP Addressing Part II, Introduction to Name Resolution, Networking Services and Tools.

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