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NICF - MTA: Networking Fundamentals (SF)

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NICF - MTA: Networking Fundamentals (SF)

What's In It For Me

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  • Understand Network Infrastructures,
  • Understand Network Hardware, and
  • Understand Protocols and Services.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF118

SSG Skillsconnect Code: CRS-Q-0032123-ICT

This official Microsoft three-day training course helps one build up introductory knowledge and skills on networking.  It covers the fundamentals of local area networking, defining networks with the OSI Model and understanding wired and wireless networks. In addition, it includes understanding Internet Protocol, implementing TCP/IP and working with networking services.


MTA is for individuals who are new to computer technology and/or have a need to validate their knowledge of fundamental concepts before moving on to more advanced IT certifications, such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).


MTA is positioned to become the premier credential for individuals seeking to explore and pursue a career in technology, or augment related pursuits such as business or any other field where technology is pervasive. If youre already in a job, MTA can give you the fundamental IT knowledge you need to contribute to business and technology decisions in a more meaningful way.

Who Should Attend

Anyone starting their IT career path or are looking to enhance their understanding of IT fundamentals.

Course Duration

3 Days / 24 Hours

Course Outline


Understanding Local Area Networking

  • Examining Local Area Networks, Devices, and Data Transfer
    • Defining a LAN
    • Identifying Types of LANs
    • Getting to Know Perimeter Networks
  • Identifying Network Topologies and Standards
    • Identifying Network Topologies
    • Defining Ethernet Standards
    • Identifying the Differences between Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Distributed Networks

Defining Networks with the OSI Model

  • Understanding OSI Basics
    • Defining the Layers in the OSI Model
  • Defining the Communications Subnetwork
  • Defining the Upper OSI Layers
    • Reviewing the OSI Layers
    • Defining the TCP/IP Model

Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks

  • Recognizing Wired Networks and Media Types
    • Identifying and Working with Twisted-Pair Cables
    • Identifying and Working with Fiber Optic Cable
  • Comprehending Wireless Networks
    • Identifying Wireless Devices
    • Identifying Wireless Networking Standards

Understanding Internet Protocol

  • Working with IPv4
    • Categorizing IPv4 Addresses
    • Default Gateways and DNS Servers
    • Defining Advanced IPv4 Concepts
    • Defining Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Working with IPv6
    • Understanding IPv6
    • Configuring IPv6

Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line

  • Using Basic TCP/IP Commands
    • Working with the Command Prompt
    • Working with Ipconfig and Ping
  • Working with Advanced TCP/IP Commands

Working with Networking Services

  • Setting Up Common Networking Services
    • Working with DHCP
    • Working with Terminal Services
  • Defining More Networking Services
    • Defining RRAS
    • Defining IPsec
  • Defining Name Resolution Techniques
    • Defining DNS
    • Defining WINS

Understanding Wide Area Networks

  • Understanding Routing
    • Identifying Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Defining Common WAN Technologies and Connections
    • Defining Packet Switching
    • Defining T-Carriers
    • Defining Other WAN Technologies and Internet Connectivity

Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security

  • Understanding Networks outside the LAN
    • Defining the Internet
    • Defining Intranets and Extranets
    • Understanding VPNs
  • Understanding Security Devices and Zones
    • Defining Firewalls and Other Perimeter Security Devices
    • Redefining the DMZ
  • Putting It All Together


Mode of Assessment



Students must complete a paper-based NICF assessment during class.


Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Awarded NICF Statement of Attainments (SOAs)

Upon completion of the course, students will also be awarded with SOAs from SSG.

Course Objectives


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand Network Infrastructures,
  • Understand Network Hardware, and
  • Understand Protocols and Services.


  • Participants with IT background
  1. Experience in setting up a desktop operating system, server operating systems, setting up a domain controller, install anti-virus/anti-malware software, configure Windows firewall and comfortable in setting a LAN connecting it to the Internet with wired and wireless components. 
  • Participants with no IT background
  1. Must attend IT Fundamentals Part 1 and IT Fundamentals Part 2 before attending this course. 
  2. It is also recommended to attend MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals before attending this course.

Funding Information

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF118

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub.


* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply.



Course Fee with SSG Cat-B funding


  Individual Sponsored Company Sponsored
w/o GST w GST w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee $900.00 $963.00 $900.00 $963.00 $900.00 $963.00
Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above $540.00 $603.00 $540.00 $603.00 $90.00 $153.00
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above $90.00 $153.00 $90.00 $153.00 $90.00 $153.00


  • Individual Sponsored
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.
  • Company Sponsored
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees