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CIW Network Technology Associate

- Only 2 Days

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.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Network Technology Associate certified in just 2 days. With us, you’ll be Network Technology Associate trained in record time
  2. Our Network Technology Associate course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 75,029 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Distraction-free residential training - you’ll live just steps away from your classroom
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Your Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll even sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

See Curriculum...

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

See 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%

See What's Included...

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee
  • Onsite exams
  • Examination vouchers*
  • Practice tests**
  • Certification Guarantee***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
  • Digital courseware (if available)
  • * Exam vouchers may not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to ESFA guidelines
  • ** Not on all courses
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

See Prerequisites...

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.

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