Course Overview

Networking Essentials provides learners with a broad foundational understanding of networking. It is suitable for anyone interested in a career in IT, or a related career. This course provides an engaging, self-paced learning experience using Packet Tracer simulation, interactive activities, and learning everyday devices found at home.


Learners develop a foundational understanding of the high-level network architecture and how a network operates.

Prerequisites: None

Course Delivery: Instructor-led

Course Recognitions: Digital Badge

Certification Aligned: Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) Networking

Recommended next certification: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or CyberOps Associate

What Will I Learn?

  • Gain the skills needed for entry-level job, internship, and apprenticeship roles, such as Network Support Technician, Entry-level Help Desk Technician, and IT Support Specialist


  • ASC Alignment: Required
  • Instructor Training: Recommended
  • Basic Equipment: Computer/Mobile Device and Internet
  • Additional Equipment Required: No


  • High school, secondary and 2-year college vocational students, IT and non-IT fields university students, career changers