Introductions to Networks - Cisco Networking Academy : Introduction to Networks

  • 27 March
  • Level 5
  • 27 March - 3 July
    (See times below)
  • $805.50 - Domestic student

Qualification overview

The aim of the course is to enable the student to apply a broad operational knowledge of networking and associated services and technologies to meet typical organisational requirements.

Topics covered

  • Exploring networks
  • Network models
  • Network protocols
  • Ethernet technologies
  • Router and Switch networking configuration:
  • IP Addressing and subnetting

Learning is based online, with all testing requiring facilitation at WITT.

The course will run in blocks:

Block one
March 27th – April 11th (3 weeks)
2 week term break
1st May – 3rd May

Block 2
12th June – 5th July (4 weeks)


Classes will be held:
Wednesday 9-12
Thursday 9-12
Friday 9-12

A CISCO Introduction to Networks Certificate is awarded from CISCO for achieving 75% or higher on the course.

Entry requirements

  • NCEA Level 3 including a minimum of 12 credits in mathematics at Level 2 or above; or
  • Equivalent NZQF Unit Standard; or
  • Successful completion of one of the following qualifications:
    • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)
    • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Advanced User) (Level 4)
    • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
    • Certificate in Computing and Information Technology (Level 5)
    • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5)

When enrolling online choose Certificate of Proficiency - Commerce 2019 from the drop down course box as shown below:

Career Options

Introduction to Networks is ideal for students seeking entry-level IT positions in companies, government agencies, educational institutions, or service providers, or to work for themselves.

Career pathways include IT/technical support, field service technician, help desk technician, network support technician, and more.