Singapore University of Social Sciences

Huawei Certified ICT Associate (HCIA) – Routing & Switching

Huawei Certified ICT Associate (HCIA) – Routing & Switching (ICT262)

Applications Open: 01 October 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Next Available Intake: January 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


ICT262 Huawei Certified ICT Associate (HCIA) – Routing & Switching introduces background knowledge of network technologies, helping students understand the basic principles and master the method of configuring Huawei's VRP system. Understanding network basics becomes easy. In particular, this course systematically explains the core knowledge of routing and switching technology. It combines theories and experiments, so that students can obtain an in-depth understanding of the subject. In additional, this course further explains the technologies that are frequently used for enterprise networks and IPv6 technologies, enriching trainees' knowledge of network technologies.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Network Communication Fundamentals: layers and communication protocols
  • Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) Basics
  • Local Area Network via Ethernet Protocol
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
  • Internet Protocol (IP) Basics, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • Routing Protocol Basics for Communication Network
  • Inter-VLAN Layer 3 Communication
  • Link Technologies for aggregation network traffic
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and Point-to-Point Protocol via Ethernet (PPPoE)
  • Network Management and Security

Learning Outcome

  • Describe networking fundamentals
  • Explain network routing protocols
  • Discuss wireless communication technologies
  • Assess network management and security
  • Practice configuration of Network Switches and Routers
  • Implement enterprise networking technologies
  • Demonstrate routing and switching competency by being certificated by HCIA certification exam
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