How does a computer network function and support users every day on the job?
In this course, you will work with an industry expert to gain an understanding of how networks fit into the information system of an organization. This foundational course will explore computer networks, their implementation, operation and management. You will cover topics such as:
user interface and support
An added bonus: Prepare to write the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam, one of the top global networking certifications.
The online format of the courselets you study from anywhere, anytime.
The course is 13 weeks in duration. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the course management system, Moodle. View our page about online learning for further information.
Text:Network+ Guide to Networks (7th ed.), West, Dean, and Andrews; plus web-based readings.
Understand network management concepts and terminology.
Be familiar with common networking standards.
Understand common network media and topologies.
Be familiar with common network protocols.
Have a basic understanding of wireless protocols.
Understand network security issues.
Have a basic understanding of Internet security.
Be familiar with common network administration and management techniques.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $60 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.