Network Administration Skills


Network Administration Skills at JTI is carefully developed to be in line with the evolving field of computer networks. The gained skills equips our graduates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to obtain the CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate. Jubail Technical Institute (JTI) is now a CISCO Local Academy delivering a globally competitive education that is internationally recognized. Network Administration Skills integrates Cisco Networking Academy courses in an innovative education initiative that delivers information and communication technology (ICT) skills to improve employment and career opportunities. Our Local Networking Academy provides online courses, interactive tools, and lab activities to prepare individuals for ICT and networking careers in virtually every type of industry.

This specialization is carefully designed to respond to the needs for technical support personnel in the field of Computer Networks. Trainees are able to install, cable, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched local networks in addition to implementing, and verifying WAN connections and virtual private networks (VPNs).

Upon completing the CISCO Academy courses integrated in our curriculum, our trainees are will have the ability to design, install, configure, verify, operate and troubleshoot more complex networking scenarios, which features IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, virtual LANs, multi area link state routing protocols, network performance optimizing, along with network authentication and security,  as well as establishing and troubleshooting Wide Area Network connections to Internet Service Providers (ISPs).


Summary of skills competencies

Upon successfully completing the degree plan, graduates will have thorough understanding of how computer networks work, in addition to sufficient knowledge of PC maintenance skills. Graduates will also be able to follow the right technical approach in accomplishing networking tasks that fit in CCNA level. Cabling and network access skills are also obtained to differentiate between access media and select the proper media and technology in different situations.

The Switches and Routers basic and advanced configuration skills are practically implemented in ideal and modern CISCO labs which are equipped with the latest networking devices to present optimal practical experience to our trainees, leading to mastering Routing and Switching protocols and technologies. Small branch network and Medium sized network installation and equipment preparations along with networks verifications and troubleshooting are essential skills that will be mastered by our graduates, featuring basic network security which is a requirement for most entry-level networking support positions such as Entry Level Help Desk Technician and Entry Level Technical Support roles.


Main Network Administration skills are summarized as follows:

  1. Describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
  2. Describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
  3. Describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments, and design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 network
  4. Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
  5. Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations
  6. Describe enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, and 802.1q
  7. Describe basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches and routers.
  8. Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network and small routed network
  9. Configure and troubleshoot VLANs and inter-VLAN routing
  10. Describe the operations of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and Domain Name System for IPv4 and IPv6, and configure and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6
  11. Describe the operations and benefits of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and and the Cisco VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP), and perform STP and VTPconfigurations and troubleshooting
  12. Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6
  13. Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and implement RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6
  14. Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files
  15. Describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling
  16. Describe different WAN technologies and their benefits
  17. Configure and troubleshoot serial and broadband connections
  18. Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow
  19. Design network architectures for borderless networks, data centers, and collaboration
What are the career opportunities ?

The major is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a wide variety of corporate environments in the industrial, governmental and service sectors in the kingdom. Graduates will be employed as:

  • Computer Technicians
  • Network Technicians
  • Network Administrators
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Technical Support
  • Computer Laboratory Technicians



Degree Plan

]Semester 1
SrCourse CodeCourse NameContact Hours/
Credit Hours
1CITS 1207Advanced Computer Applications52
2CITS 1208Computer Hardware & Operating System52
3CITS 1209PC Essentials53
4CITS 1210Network Technology53
5ITNA 1218Network Fundamentals74
6ITNA 1219Network Fundamentals-Integration31
7ENGC 1404English communication32
Total Hours3317


Semester 2
SrCourse CodeCourse NameContact Hours/
Credit Hours
1ITNA 2220Routing Protocols and Accessing the WAN84
2ITNA 2221Routing Protocols and Accessing the WANIntegration63
3ITNA 2222LAN Switching and WAN Technology84
4ITNA 2223LAN Switching and WAN Technology-Integration63
5ITNA 2224Networking Project21
6TRWT 2406Technical Report Writing32
Total Hours3317

Coop (15 Weeks)
SrCourse CodeCourse NameWorking HoursEquivalent Contact 
Credit Hours
1ITNA 3225Cooperative Training Program6001204