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Fundamentals of Designing and Deploying Computer Networks

What is this course?

This course is for students with a basic understanding of computer hardware and software, and who are already familiar with personal computers. It begins with teaching the fundamentals of networking, Ethernet, as well as Wi-Fi technologies. From the fundamentals, the course moves into the planning, design, and deployment of simple LANs and covers the most common ways to connect a LAN to the Internet (Mobile Internet, ADSL, Fiber) and how to set up the connections. In addition, the course will present the most common maintenance issues as well as how to solve those issues. The course will have theoretical and practical components.

The course will not include the planning, design and deploying of LANs that require other advanced equipment or concepts.

What are the course objectives?

  • Understand what a network is and how it works
  • Have basic knowledge of OSI model, Network Standard organizations and TCP/IP Protocol suites
  • Understand Types of Network Media
  • Have basic knowledge of the components that make up a network and differentiate between a LAN, MAN and WAN
  • Know the most common components and technologies of LAN (Network devices, Cable, and Wireless)
  • Design and install small LAN infrastructure
  • Connect the LAN to the Internet using the most common Internet services through mobile, ADSL, and Fiber
  • Troubleshoot small LANs and Internet connections and resolve the problems
  • Have a basic understanding of how the Internet works (routing, DNS)

Who should attend this course?

  • You are interested in planning, designing and deploying an Ethernet wired network using switches and/or UTP cables
  • You want to be able to design and deploy a Wi-Fi network using a Wi-Fi router
  • You would like to be able to configure routers to Connect LANs to an ISP
  • You want to gain knowledge in troubleshooting LANs


  • Basic understanding of the computer hardware and software
  • Familiarity with personal computers and at least one operating system and basic office software

How do I enroll in a course?

When do I start?

This course lasts six weeks. Registration period opens three weeks prior to the course start date.

24 June–04 August 2024

Course duration

15 January–25 February 2024

Course duration

08 April–19 May 2024

Course duration

Moderated course
(with an instructor)

6 weeks

Available in
English, French, Spanish and Arabic