Network Engineer

Network Engineer

Are you struggling to get a Job in South Africa?

Then Prepare to get a Networking Engineer Job by training at Go Fourth Learning

Get Started In Networking Engineering

The backbone of any organisation is its network. Without a properly managed, configured, and secured network, an organisation’s communication and productivity can slow to a crawl.
Industries across the career spectrum and around the world depend on computer networking to keep employees connected and business flowing. And these networks need administrators, analysts, programmers and engineers – hard-working men and women who know their way around a computer and aren’t afraid to take a hands-on approach to troubleshooting.
Network engineering remains one of the top technology fields in today’s job market. Within network engineering a wide variety of positions exist, providing plenty of opportunity for growth, transition, and increased challenges within the field.

Our Networking Career Starter Programme comprises a series of internationally recognised certifications, which you can use to enter employment in the Networking sector. Our programme aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge of Networking, which include practical labs and exams. We deliver the in-demand training courses by skilled trainers, followed by the international certifications required by employers for entry-level to mid-range employment, making you job-ready.

What international certifications will you achieve?

  • CompTIA A+ Core1
  • CompTIA A+ Core 2
  • CompTIA N+ 
  • Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials
  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)

What modules will you complete?

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials
  • Cisco CCNA
  • Introduction to your world of work – different business environments
  • Business communication, presentations & meetings
  • Business etiquette, dress code & language usage
  • Time management & self-mastery
  • Finance 101 – understanding profit & loss
  • Preparing your CV & interview skills

Please note that all modules and certifications are subject to change at the sole discretion of Go Fourth Learning.

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What jobs can you obtain?

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Operations Centre Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • First-Level Network Support
  • Field Engineer

How long is the programme?

12 Months

What do you need to apply?

  • Anyone with basic computer knowledge can apply
  • Matric core mathematics
  • Although not mandatory, we do suggest that you have an Information Technology (IT) or Computer Application Technology (CAT) background

Why should you train with us?

  • Best International IT certifications: Cisco, Linux, CompTIA
  • Qualification: All career courses are South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited
  • Expert trainers: Imparting real-world experience
  • Small class size: Increased instructor interaction
  • Authorised test centre: Exams taken at our premises

What will you learn?

CompTIA A+

  • Hardware
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Troubleshooting
  • Networking
  • Network Troubleshooting Basics
  • Security
  • Mobile Devices
  • Visualisation and Cloud Computing
  • Operational Procedures


  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Network Implementations
  • Network Operations
  • Network Security
  • Network Troubleshooting

Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials

  • Acquire open source concepts and progressively master Linux commands
  • Understand how Linux is used and the basics of its command line
  • Become skilled at using the Linux virtual machine for experiments

Cisco CCNA

  • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
  • Understand the model of host-to-host communication
  • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS®) software
  • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
  • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
  • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
  • Describe the TCP/IP Internet layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
  • Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
  • Explore functions of routing
  • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
  • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
  • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing
  • Describe IPv6 main features and addresses, and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
  • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
  • Describe, implement, and verify Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and trunks
  • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
  • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) work
  • Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel
  • Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols
  • Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
  • Describe the operation of Access Control Lists (ACLs) and their applications in the network
  • Configure Internet access using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients and explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) on Cisco routers
  • Describe basic Quality of Service (QoS) concepts
  • Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built, and how to use Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs)
  • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
  • Introduce the concept of network programmability and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and describe smart network management solutions such as Cisco DNA Center™, Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), and Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)
  • Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools
  • Describe the management of Cisco devices
  • Describe the current security threat landscape
  • Describe threat defense technologies
  • Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane
  • Implement basic steps to harden network devices

Career Starter Programme - Networking Engineer

Network Engineer


12 Months
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Learning Topics

  • CompTIA A+ Core1
  • CompTIA A+ Core 2
  • CompTIA N+
  • Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials
  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)
  • Mock Exams
  • Exam Preparation

Soft Skills - Work Readiness

  • Introduction to your world of work – different business environments.
  • Business communication, presentations & meetings
  • Business etiquette, dress code & language usage
  • Time management & self-mastery
  • Finance 101 – understanding profit & loss
  • Preparing your CV & interview skills

Network Engineer

12 Months
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