Pitman Training

MTA Networking Fundamentals

Course Outline

The Pitman Training MTA Networking Fundamentals course is designed to give those embarking on a career in the IT industry a basic understanding of the concept of networking.

It is a great option if you want a job managing Microsoft Windows servers or indeed work within an IT support network or administrator role.

The training you’ll undertake as part of this course will prepare you for the Microsoft exam 98-366* – an entry-level credential from Microsoft. With this solid foundation, you’ll be able to take the first step toward building career with any technology related business and becoming a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). On completion of this course, you will receive a Pitman Training Course Completion certificate.

You’ll gain a rudimentary knowledge of how to build and manage Microsoft Windows Servers, Windows-based network operating systems, Active Directory and essential system recovery tools. What’s more, your learning will be helped through the use of interactive videos and you can utilise pre and post tests to help you identify what skill gaps you have so you can choose courses to top-up your skills.

The Benefits: -

• The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace.

• The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate.

• The opportunity to gain certification which is recognised by industry computing manufacturers and organisations.

• Understand the basic concepts of the Internet, intranet, and extranet.

• Understand the difference between switches and routers and how they are configured.

• Introduction to the OSI 7-layer networking model, IPv4 and IPv6.

* Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.


To gain an understanding of fundamental networking concepts, covering the baseline knowledge of building and managing Microsoft Windows Servers, Windows-based network operating systems, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools.

This course has been designed for those wishing to pursue a career in an IT support or administrator role.

Before starting this course it would be preferable to have an understanding of computers and familiarity with the internet. The MTA Networking Fundamentals eLearning course includes a pre-test and post-test that accurately identifies your skill gap.

There are three sessions within this course: - 

Session 1 – Introduction, Internet, Intranet, and Extranet, Understanding LANs, Wired vs. Wireless LANs, Understanding WANs, Understanding Wireless Networking, Networking Topologies and Access Methods.

Session 2 - Understanding Switches, Switches in Depth, Understanding Routers, Network Cabling Part I, Network Cabling Part II.

Session 3 - Understanding the OSI Model Part I, Understanding the OSI Model Part II, IP Addressing Part I, IP Addressing Part II, Introduction to Name Resolution, Networking Services and Tools.

This course will take around 7 hours to complete.

This course can be studied online. This means, you have the flexibility to study our MTA Networking Fundamentals course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’re ready to go ahead, all you need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre who will be able to talk you through the process and set you up on the online platform, and then you’ll be ready to study the MTA Networking Fundamentals course at a time and place convenient to yourself. 

To get in touch with your nearest centre that offers and supports our online MTA Networking Fundamentals course click here.




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