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The routing and switching technology is a technology that connects network devices and implements data transmission. The switching technology can ensure data transmission at the data link layer, and the routing technology ensures data transmission at the network layer. The routing and switching technology is a basic knowledge required by engineers.

This course is broken up into two sections. The entry level section introduces basic concepts and basic network knowledge of routing and switching. The intermediate level section is more advanced and introduces various advanced network technologies and protocols in the routing and switching network, and expands the network knowledge of trainees, to cope with complex network service configurations. At the end of the course, students will write one exam to obtain certification.


Course code:


Accreditation status:

This is an online course that leads to Huawei Certification at Associate level (HCIA).

Course duration:

24 months

Entry requirements:

Students must:

  • Have access to a computer and the internet.
  • Be familiar with PC operations.
  • Have a basic understanding of IT technologies and network knowledge.
Topics covered:

Theory Teaching Component

  • Introduction to Transmission Media
  • Ethernet Framing
  • IP Addressing
  • Internet Control Message Protocol
  • Address Resolution Protocol
  • Transport Layer Protocols
  • Data Forwarding Scenario
  • VRP Foundation
  • Navigating the CLI
  • File System Navigation and Management
  • VRP Operating System Image Management
  • Establishing a Single Switched Network
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Basic Knowledge of IP Routing
  • IP Static Routes
  • Link State Routing with OSPF
  • DHCP Protocol Principles
  • FTP Protocol Principles
  • Telnet Protocol Principles
  • Link Aggregation
  • VLAN Principles
  • VLAN Routing
  • Principle and Configuration of HDLC and PPP
  • Principle and Configuration of PPPoE
  • Network Address Translation
  • Access control lists
  • AAA
  • Securing Data with IPSec VPN
  • Generic Routing Encapsulation
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Introducing IPv6 Networks
  • IPv6 Routing Technologies
  • IPv6 Application Services-DHCPv6
  • MPLS Basic Principle
  • SR Basic Principle

Experiment Teaching Component

  • eNSP-based Basic Network Construction
  • Basic Device Configuration
  • Ethernet Interface and Link Configuration
  • Configuring STP
  • Configuring RSTP
  • Configuring Static Routes and Default Routes
  • OSPF Single-area Configuration
  • Configuring DHCP
  • Configuring the FTP Service
  • VLAN Configuration
  • Inter-VLAN Routes, Configured with Layer 3 Switching
  • HDLC and PPP Configuration
  • Configuring a PPPoE Client
  • Configuring NAT
  • Configuring an ACL to Filter Enterprise Data
  • Configure the Local AAA
  • IPSec VPN Configuration
  • GRE Tunnel Configuration
  • Deploying an IPv6 Network
Assessment and award:
  • 1 online examination

Upon completion of this course, students will receive an internationally recognised Huawei Certified ICT Associate Routing & Switching certificate that will be valid for three years. In addition, Huawei will recommend students to their partners and customers, giving students access to more job placement opportunities.


R 13 450.00

Registration Fee:

R 450.00

Course Price (Excl. Reg Fee):

R 13 000.00

Monthly Instalments:

R 600.00 X 21.7 months
Please note that the registration fee shown applies to South African students only. Foreign students are required to pay a non-refundable R2400 deposit instead of a registration fee.


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