Networking Technician

If you have a Grade 10 Certificate, National Certificate (Vocational) Level 2, or equivalent qualifications, this Short Learning Programme will give you the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate as a Networking Technician.

Gain experience in computer system building and repair, managing small to medium-sized enterprise networks, configuring routers and switches, the role of computer and networking technicians, and implementing Cisco solutions.

Furthermore, you have the option to pursue additional certificates by sitting for the two International CompTIA exams, the CompTIA Network+ exam, and the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam. Each of these exams leads to internationally recognised certifications.

Networking Technician 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
  • CISCO Support Technician
  • Network Specialist Technician

  • Windows*
  • Understanding the Internet*
  • Computer Technician*
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions
  • Networking Technician*

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

The Learner may participate in as many non-formal Formative Assessments as are required 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.

Prescribed textbooks are included in tuition fees.

Learners may sit their International CompTIA Examinations and International Cisco Examination at Boston City Campus. These examination fees are excluded but charged at cost.

Disciplined | Technical | Patient
  • Ability to operate effectively in the workplace using Windows
  • Ability to build, troubleshoot and repair computer systems
  • Ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network
  • Ability to manage and configure basic network routers and switches


On successful completion the Learner will be issued:

  • 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)
  • Should the learner choose to sit for the international Cisco Certified Network Associate exam, then on successful completion, the Learner will be issued with a Certified Networking Associate Credential Certificate from Cisco (CCNA: Internationally recognised)