IT Networking Fundamentals




We are pleased to announce the 2018 offering of the cFIT’s IT Networking Fundamentals course

“IT Networking Fundamentals”

Presented by:

Mr. Marlon McRae


No associated costs to access the learning content.


Assumes you have no prior knowledge of the topic or subject.


Some optional online assessments and interactive learning elements. Helpful but not essential to the learning experience.

Verified certificate ($)

Shows that you have successfully completed your course and verifies your identity.


An online learning experience that incorporates discussions, writing assignments, and more.

Add a Verified Certificate for $85.00.

Course Description

"IT Networking Fundamentals"

Knowing how to install, configure, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill. This course first introduces the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems. It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, and security. The course will prepare you to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment.

Target Audience:

  • Anyone who wants to understand IT Networking Fundamentals
  • Beginner level students new to the IT Networking Field

Duration: 8 Weeks

You will need the following for this course:

  • Internet connection.
  • A computer or tablet
Name: Marlon McRae, BS
Title/Position: Instructor
Department: Business & Applied Technologies
Specialties: IT Testing & Evaluation, Program Management, Information Assurance, Active Directory

Faculty Bio

Mr. Marlon McRae is an Assignment Coordinator/ Instructor at Central Florida Institute of Technology. He previously was a Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator and an Information Technology Specialist for the United States Army. Mr. McRae is currently an Information Assurance Analyst for a large contractor of the U.S. federal government. He earned his Associate degree in Information Technology from the University of Central Florida, and his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (Cyber Security) from Excelsior College. Mr. McRae specializes in multi-functional/multi-user information processing systems, internal and external networking, computer information systems, and communications security. He holds Security + (Sec+), Cisco Certified Technician (CCT), and Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) IT certifications.

Additional information

Dates January 8, 2018 to March 4, 2018, May 14, 2018 to July 8, 2018, August 27, 2018 to October 21, 2018