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CIW - Network Technology Associate



Only 2 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

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Next date:

28/9/2020 (Monday)


The fundamentals of networking, internet protocols and network security are crucial for IT professionals - get the networking knowledge you need in only 3 days.

On this accelerated CIW Network Technology Associate course, you’ll get the essential networking technology and skills you need, whether you’re a seasoned professional or are looking for your first networking role.

You’ll learn how to use core networking technologies and skills like:

  • TCP/IP, network creation and network troubleshooting
  • Network components and protocols to share data easily
  • Basic hardware and operating system maintenance
  • Mobile computing and RFC
  • Routing & IP addressing
  • Essential network security concepts

You’ll also study the functions and features of internet services like cloud computing and learn the benefits of implementing your own Content Management System (CMS).

Get certified with Firebrand, a CIW Authorised Training Partner. You’ll study official CIW courseware and take the CIW Network Technology Associate (1D0-61C) exam at the end of your course. This exam is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

Students and professionals in all industries will benefit from this certification, including professionals working in healthcare, legal, marketing, graphic and business sectors.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online Network Technology Associate courses
  2. You'll be Network Technology Associate certified in just 2 days. With us, you’ll be Network Technology Associate trained in record time
  3. Our Network Technology Associate course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass Network Technology Associate first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn Network Technology Associate faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying Network Technology Associate with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75874 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


Introduction to Networking

  • Overview of networks and protocols
  • Telephony and convergence networking
  • Networking evolution
  • Client/server model
  • Network Operations Centre (NOC)
  • Networking categories
  • Network topologies
  • Network operating system
  • Microsoft Windows servers
  • UNIX/Linux
  • The need for protocols
  • OSI reference model
  • Data encapsulation packets
  • OSI/RM protocol examples
  • Transmission control
  • Protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Binding protocols
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Internet Exchange Point (IXP)

Networking Components and Standards

  • Overview of networking components
  • Common network components
  • Transmission media
  • Wireless network technologies
  • Transmission types
  • IEEE LAN standards
  • Carrier systems
  • Virtualisation

Connecting to the Internet

  • Introduction to connecting to the internet
  • Mobile computing
  • Mobile devices and cloud computing
  • Configuring a wireless network
  • Fourth-generation (4G) wireless
  • TCP/IP
  • Internet architecture
  • Internet protocols
  • Demultiplexing
  • Introduction to routing
  • Routing protocols
  • Port numbers
  • Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Configuring TCP/IP
  • Diagnostic Tools for the Internet
  • Troubleshooting

Internet Services

  • Overview of internet services
  • Cloud services
  • Real-world case study: internet servers
  • Choosing web server products
  • Content Management System (CMS)

Hardware and Device Connectivity

  • Introduction to hardware and device connectivity
  • Motherboard
  • Storage devices
  • Network Interface Card (NIC)
  • Optical discs
  • Device connectivity
  • System management
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Software troubleshooting

Network and Cloud Security Risks

  • Importance of network security
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • Real-world case study
  • Cloud security threats
  • Cloud disaster recovery
  • Malware (malicious software)
  • Overview of network attack types
  • Defeating network attacks
  • Authentication
  • Encryption
  • Firewalls
  • Security Zones
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Security audit
  • Other security threats

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • CIW Network Technology Associate exam - 1D0-61C

Exam details:

  • Exam duration: 30 minutes
  • Number of questions: 30
  • Passing score: 63.33%

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


You will not need prior experience in web development or network technology. However, it is recommended that you are familiar with an operating system like Microsoft Windows 10 before taking this course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 75874 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"I enjoyed this training course more than my last one, the instructor was very good as he went through the material at a good pace."
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"Been very good."
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"Everyone at Firebrand are very lovely and helpful. Great course would recommend."
Faye Edworthyy, West Trad Ltd. (6/12/2018 (Thursday) to 7/12/2018 (Friday))

"Our teacher for this course was very friendly and taught all of us well making sure that we all understood a chapter before continuing onto the next one. We finished each chapter with a quiz so that we can put what we learnt to the test. There was a slight mix up with exams, however Firebrand were very quick to make the correct changes so that all of us can take the exams we were meant to. Brilliant job on such short notice."
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