Network Fundamentals

Federal and state governments, and local communities, are in need of IT professionals, but have challenges finding professionals with the required training, certifications and clearances (when required) to fulfill positions.

This course establishes the core knowledge required of any networking role and provides a core foundation needed to work with both wired and wireless networks. The course will also include instruction on emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud and virtualization technologies. At the conclusion of the course, students will have the tools to develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring and managing networks.

Learning Objectives

Provide students in six weeks with the knowledge and skills to incorporate best practices in hands-on troubleshooting and practical Networking skills required to:

  • Critical security concepts to helping networking professionals work with security practitioners.
  • Cloud computing best practices and coverage of newer hardware and visualization techniques.
  • Concepts to give individuals the skills to keep the network resilient.
  • Design and implement functional networks.
  • Configure, manage and maintain essential network devices.
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks.
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations.
  • Implement network security, standards and protocols.
  • Troubleshoot network problems.
  • Support the creation of visualized networks.

Our team leverages an evolving suite of tools to ensure a collaborative environment among the instructors and students.

Mentors are available to coach and assist students as they transitioned into new networking positions. Additionally, students will have lifetime access to our digital portal, which is an interactive platform where the students and instructors can collaborate, communicate and share content related to Networking.


Registration and Cost

To maintain a low teacher-student ratio, seating is limited. We accept 15 to 25 applicants into this program.

For Registration inquiries, please email at PaCE@uiwtx.edu

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Online Class Dates

Fall 2021 

October 4 - November 10, 2021

Monday/Wednesday, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Course Cost

Prerequisites: General IT knowledge or experience is preferred.

Cost: $4,995 (without computer) or $5,495 (with computer)

Items covered under the tuition rate include:

  • Tuition
  • Relevant Course Books
  • Online Labs
  • Study Guides
  • Administrative Assistance
  • CompTIA Network+ Test Voucher

We can include a new computer for an extra $500. If you are using your own computer, you must have the latest version of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows 10 operating system and access to the Internet. Students experience hands-on training taught by skilled and highly experienced instructors, utilizing real world scenarios relevant to the current cybersecurity environment. Instructors utilize innovative teaching methods and strategies to improve student engagement, motivation and attainment of knowledge as they seek to obtain certification.


CompTIA Authorized Partner

CompTIA logosTraining partners that participate in the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program follow CompTIA's high standards for IT classes.

  • Use Official CompTIA Content.
  • Teach courses using the most current exam objectives for each certification.
  • Use CompTIA instructors certified in the CompTIA course(s) they teach.
  • Use CompTIA instructors with the CompTIA CTT+ certification or other industry-approved training certification or equivalent credential.