Singapore University of Social Sciences

HCIA – Datacom

HCIA – Datacom (ICT264)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $3058.28 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


ICT264 HCIA – Datacom introduces basic knowledge of network technologies, including routing and switching, wireless local area network (WLAN) principles, network security, network management and O&M, and software defined network (SDN) and programming automation. In particular, this course focuses on the application of data communication technologies in real-world scenarios. It combines theories and experiments, so that students can obtain an in-depth understanding of the subject. Students will be trained to design, deploy, operate, maintain, and optimize a network throughout the network lifecycle.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Data communication and network basics
  • Building IP networks with interconnection and interworking
  • Ethernet switching network
  • Cyber security infrastructure
  • Network access
  • Network services and applications
  • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Network management and O&M
  • IPv6 principles
  • Software Defined Network (SDN)
  • Programming automation basics

Learning Outcome

  • Describe networking fundamentals
  • Explain network routing and switching protocols
  • Discuss wireless communication technologies
  • Assess network management and security issues
  • Practice configuration of network switches and routers
  • Implement enterprise networking technologies
  • Demonstrate data communication competency by being certificated by HCIA certification exam.
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