Networking Specialist

This Short Learning Programme offers career opportunities in computer and networking support for individuals with a Grade 10 Certificate, National Certificate (Vocational) Level 2, or equivalent qualification.

Networking specialists oversee network infrastructures, troubleshoot, and ensure security. This programme equips you with computer and networking skills for system building and repair. You will also gain expertise in enterprise branch networks, network configuration, deployment, identity management virtual networking, and resource management.

In addition, by successfully completing the external international exams associated with this qualification, you will earn the CompTIA A+ Credential Certificate, the CompTIA Network+ Credentials Certificate, and the Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals and Azure Developer Associate Certificates.

Networking Specialist Short Learning Programme


1 Year (full-time)

Entry Requirements

Grade 10 Certificate; or National Certificate (Vocational) Level 2; or equivalent qualification. Computer Literacy recommended.

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus in the distance mode of education with support provided at Learner Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus Learner Support Centre nationwide or online.

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

Career Opportunities

  • Network Support Technician
  • Routing and Switching Support Technician
  • Network Specialist
  • Technology Manager
  • Administrator

  • Computer Technician**
  • Networking Technician**
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals* (AZ-900)
  • Microsoft Azure Administrator* (AZ-104)

*The Learner may participate in as many non-formal Formative Assessments as are required in order to prepare for the International exam. Once declared ready, the Learner may then sit for the International Summative Assessment. All International Summative Assessments require a Learner to be declared Competent. There is no supplementary opportunity as the Learner is permitted to sit for the International Summative Assessment as many times as is required, until declared Competent. Each International Summative Assessment sitting attracts an additional fee.

**Formative Assessments are undertaken and the highest grade achieved i Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based ob the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for.

Prescribed textbooks are included in tuition fees.

OPTIONAL: The Computer Technician and the Networking Technician modules are aligned to the A+ (CompTIA) and Network+ (CompTIA) syllabus. This means that learners may elect to sit for the International CompTIA A+ exams (2) and the International CompTIA Network+ exam.

Learners may sit their International Microsoft Examinations and International CompTIA Examinations at Boston City Campus. These examination fees are excluded but charged at cost. Please note that certification requirements, Module names and Exam Codes are subject to change and such change is at the discretion of Microsoft and CompTIA.

Disciplined | Technical | Patient
  • Ability to build, troubleshoot and repair computer systems
  • Ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network
  • Ability to configure, deploy and manage network identities, governance, virtual networking, storage and resources


On successful completion the Learner will be issued:

  • A Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamental Credential Certificate from Microsoft (Internationally recognised)
  • A Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate Certificate from Microsoft (Internationllay recognised)
  • A Boston Short Learning Programme Networking Specialist
  • Should the learner choose to sit for the two (2) international CompTIA A+ exams, then on successful completion of both, the Learner will be issued with an A+ Credential Certificate from CompTIA (internationally recognised)
  • Should the learner choose to sit for the international CompTIA Network+ exam, then on successful completion, the Learner will be issued with an Network+ Credential Certificate from CompTIA (internationally recognised)