Home Networking 101

Learn IT basics for home networking - 2 weeks

  • Starts 22 May
  • 120 Australian dollars
  • Darwin Languages Centre. 1 Nemarluk Dr, Ludmilla NT 0820

Service Description

An introduction course to home networking Many IT professionals choose to start their career by gaining a network training as it is instils the foundational knowledge needed for a networking career, or to branch out into other IT careers. This short course could be the decider on a career path or if you want to have an overall understanding of your home networking system and how it works and functions. Course Outline: 1. Getting Started 1.1. Definition 1.2. Components of a home network 1.2.1. Hardware (routers, laptops, desktops, mobile phones, etc.) 1.2.2. Connection type (wired or wireless) 1.3. Benefits of a home network 1.3.1. Web browsing and internet streaming 1.3.2. Centralised file sharing 1.3.3. Centralised printing 1.3.4. Internet of Things (IoT) - smart home 1.3.5. Surveillance and Security 2. How a home network works 2.1. Binary Numbering System - the building blocks of data 2.1.1. Bits and Bytes 2.1.2. Difference to Decimal Numbering System 2.1.2. Applications to real-life computing (Hard drive sizes, network speeds, IP addressing scheme) 2.1. Open Systems Interconnect - OSI Model 2.1.1. 7 Layers of the OSI Model (https://www.plixer.com/blog/network-layers-explained/) 2.1.2. How network communication works - OSI Model in action 2.2. Connecting to the Internet 2.2.1. NBN and its multi-technology mix 2.2.2. DSL and its connection types 2.3. How devices join a home network 3. Common issues and how to resolve them 3.1. Weak to no wireless signal 3.2. Internet dropouts 3.3. Slow internet speeds 4. Securing your home network (best practices) About your tutor. Daniel has worked as an information technology (IT) professional since 2007. He is currently working as a service desk analyst providing technical support for users across the NT. Computers are provided Fee $120 Seniors Discount less 10% use the coupon SENIOR at checkout.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS Please choose carefully as course fees will not be refunded to participants who are unable to attend the course due to changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. Course fees will not be refunded once confirmation and/or commencement of the course has occurred. ​In the event of a serious illness, you may request to transfer to the following term. A full refund of course fees will be paid if the advertised course does not proceed. Participants will be advised if a class does not have the minimum number of students to commence.

Contact Details

+61 0452 135 400


Darwin Languages Centre. 1 Nemarluk Drive Ludmilla 0820, Darwin, NT