College of Information and Communication Technologies

College of ICT

University of Dar Es Salaam

Short courses


  • Date: - -
  • Venue: Kijitonyama Campus
  • Cost: TZS 180,000
  • Contact: 0715677873 |
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HCIA-Routing & Switching certification validates the knowledge and skills required for basic configuration and maintenance of small to medium-sized networks. HCIA-Routing & Switching curriculum includes, but is not limited to the following: Network fundamentals, Basic connection methods of popular networks, Basic network construction, Troubleshooting of common network faults, and Installation and commissioning of Huawei routing and switching devices.

With HCIA-Routing & Switching certification, you demonstrate a basic understanding of small and medium-sized networks, including general network technologies, and the ability to assist the design of small and medium-sized networks, and implement the designs using Huawei routing and switching devices.

With engineers who are HCIA-Routing & Switching certified, enterprises are able to construct simple networks and integrate voice, wireless, cloud, security, and storage technologies into their networks in order to support a variety of applications.

Network Communication Fundamentals

  • Communication and Networks
  • OSI Model and TCP/IP Model
  • Network Types
  • Transmission Media and Methods of Communication

VRP Basics

  • Introduction to VRP
  • VRP Command Lines
  • Logging into a Device
  • Basic Configurations
  • Configuration File Management
  • Remote Login Through Telnet
  • File Management
  • Basic Configuration Commands


  • Ethernet Cards
  • Ethernet Frames
  • Ethernet Switches
  • ARP


  • Loops
  • STP Tree Generation
  • STP Packet Format
  • STP Port States
  • STP Improvements


  • VLAN Purposes
  • 802.1Q Frame Structure
  • VLAN Types
  • Link Types and Port Types
  • VLAN Forwarding
  • VLAN Configuration
  • GVRP

IP Basics

  • Classful Addressing
  • Classless Addressing
  • Subnet Masks
  • Special IP Addresses
  • IP Forwarding
  • IP Packet Format


  • Connectionless and Connection-Oriented Communication
  • TCP
  • UDP

Routing Protocol Basics

  • Routing
  • RIP
  • OSPF

Inter-VLAN Layer 3 Communication

  • Inter-VLAN Layer 3 Communication via a Multi-armed
  • Inter-VLAN Layer 3 Communication via a One-ArmedRouter
  • Inter-VLAN Layer 3 Communication via a Layer 3 Switch

Link Technologies

  • Link Aggregation
  • Smart Link
  • Monitor Link


  • DHCP
  • NAT


  • PPP
  • PPPoE

Network Management and Security

  • Network Management
  • Network Security

Who should attend this course

  • This training course is intended for all University, and College students.
  • Undergraduate students, Masters students and PhD students can attend this course


  • You should know how to use computer
  • Come with your own Laptop

How to make Payment

The fees Paid by cash should be deposited to NBC Bank, Account Name: Centre for Virtual Learning, Account Number: 040103002088 and by Cheque should be made payable to the Director, Centre for Virtual Learning (CVL), University of Dar es Salaam. Come with deposit(s) slip.

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