Computer Networking, NQF5

Register for our 2024 Computer Networking Program and discover vast opportunities in the information technology sector. This program offers a closely-knit class environment, limiting to a maximum of 25 learners, ensuring personalized and in-depth learning. It includes individualised mentoring from seasoned IT professionals and group collaboration through peer reviews. The course lays a solid foundation for those entering the IT industry. Participants will be exposed to networking skills such as the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA 1& 2): Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions course will acquire a thorough understanding of theoretical concepts and practical (LABS) skills, crucial for certification of the CCNA certification exam. Classes are set to commence in February 2024 at our facility located in East London IDZ STP.


Course code: ISTA00003

Our Computer Networking course is tailored to build a strong base in Computer Networking, offering learners essential skills in IT technologies, networking, server administration, and cybersecurity. This comprehensive training is designed to set you on the path to a successful and fulfilling career in IT.


CompTIA A+: 

CompTIA A+ (220-1101)
CompTIA A+ (220-1102)


CompTIA Network+:

CompTIA Network+ N10-008



CCNA 1– 200-3001 Introduction to Networks

CCNA 2 – 200-3001 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Essentials

Cloud Security


  • Certified Fundamentals
  • Certified Associate
  • Certified Professional


Enrolment Prerequisites:

Competence in operating a personal computer.

Applicants should be at least 16 years old.

Expected foundational skills in English and Mathematics, corresponding to NQF level 4 qualifications.


Course type: Accredited


Quality assurance partner: MICT SETA


Quality Council: QCTO


  • Full Qualification: National Certificate: Information Technology: System Support, SAQA ID: 48573, NQF Level 5, Credits: 171


Minimum credits: 
  • Full Qualification: NQF Level 5, Credits: 171


  • Full Qualification: National Certificate: Information Technology: System Support, SAQA ID: 48573, NQF Level 5, Credits: 171


Certification accredited by: MICT SETA


Assessment Procedures:

At ISTIA, we conduct ongoing assessments of our students throughout their educational journey. This includes supervised in-class tests to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the material. Students are required to submit their Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) assessments through our Online Classroom platform. While the CompTIA and Cisco CCNA International exams are optional for students, they are subject to additional fees. On the other hand, Cisco Security and Fortinet Exams are provided at no extra cost to the learner.


Portfolio of Evidence information:
  • Full Qualification: National Certificate: Information Technology: System Support, SAQA ID: 48573, NQF Level 5, Credits: 171
  • The Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) is included in the course fee.

What’s Included in the Course Fee:
  • The guidance of an expert lecturer
  • An introductory orientation session
  • A structured study calendar.
  • Access to pre-recorded online lectures
  • Assistance with exam bookings
  • Comprehensive study materials, with courier delivery included.
  • Online classroom access, specifically for Portfolio of Evidence submissions
  • Access to the PAICTA Learner Management System (PALMS)



  1. Understanding Networking Fundamentals: Delve into the basics of networking, including network services, physical connections, network topologies, architectural designs, and the integration of cloud connectivity.
  2. Mastering Network Setup and Implementation: Develop proficiency in routing technologies, handling various network devices, implementing ethernet solutions, and configuring wireless networks.
  3. Expertise in Network Management: Learn effective ways to monitor and optimize networks for seamless and continuous business operations.
  4. Advancing Network Security Knowledge: Familiarize yourself with diverse security concepts, recognize various network attacks, and learn effective strategies to bolster network security.

Through these focus areas, enhance your skills and knowledge in networking and security, paving the way for a successful career in the field of Information Technology.

Course fee: R45 000.00

Deposit: R10 000.00

Monthly instalment: R3 500.00

Payment duration: 10 months

Study duration: 10 months


For additional information about the enrolment process and the fees for the courses, please don’t hesitate to contact us. / +27 814998200