Course Description

Network Plus introduces the fundamentals of computer networking, configuration, management, and troubleshooting for common wired and wireless network devices.

Explore specific areas like critical security concepts, key cloud computing best practices, typical service models, newer hardware, and virtualization techniques. Students will learn the essential skills to keep a network resilient.

Develop the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on. Cover the objectives for CompTIA Network+. The CompTIA Network+ exam is accredited by ANSI to show compliance with the ISO 17024 standard.

The CompTIA Linux+ Exam voucher is not included in the course. Students may purchase the exam voucher separately.

The University of Calgary is a CompTIA Academic Partner.

Course Details

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Establish network connectivity by deploying wired and wireless device
  • Navigate and maintain network documentation
  • Monitor and develop network services
  • Implement basic datacenter, cloud, and virtual networking concepts
  • Monitor network activity, identifying performance and availability issues • Implement network hardening techniques
  • Manage, configure, and troubleshoot network infrastructure


  • Networking Basics
  • Network Cabling and Hardware Devices
  • Network Addressing and Services
  • Ethernet
  • Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
  • Switching and Routing
  • Specialized Networks
  • Wireless Networking
  • Wide Area Networks (WANs)
  • Network Operations and Management
  • Network Security
  • Hardening and Update Management
  • Network Optimization and Troubleshooting

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in IT infrastructure as:

  • Junior Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • NOC Technician
  • Cable Technician
  • Datacenter Support Technician
  • System Administration
  • Telecommunications Technician


Course materials from a third-party vendor will be provided to all learners for the course.


There are no mandatory prerequisites for this course. However, you are expected to have prior knowledge in computer hardware, software, operating systems, and troubleshooting.

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Nov 04, 2024
Online Asynchronous
Nov 04, 2024 to Dec 16, 2024
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Nov 18, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $499.00
Required Software
This course includes extensive course materials and hands-on activities. To complete the labs in this course, you will need: - A modern web browser on laptop/workstation Note: web browser on tablet/mobile phone is not supported for the lab environment.
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook Required.
Section Notes

Two live sessions are held online in real time (Mountain Time) during Week 1 and 3.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.
  • Self-directed course materials (TestOut), included at no additional cost

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students are eligible to purchase CompTIA exam voucher at discounted price. For more enquiry, please contact conted.exams@ucalgary.ca

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registering on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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