Certificate Course in Computer Hardware and Networking


The aim of this course is to provide students with upto-date theoretical knowledge and practical skills on assembling computers, setting up and configuring networks, installation of operating systems and other relevant software together with troubleshooting and maintenance procedures.

Target Group & Entry Requirement

  • The participants should have at least two passes in GCE A/L Examination
  • At least 6 months of work experience in an IT related field

Course Outline

  • Introduction to computers
  • Assembling a computer
  • Installing software
  • Getting familiarized with windows utilities
  • Introduction to Network Technologies
  • Setting up of a network
  • Computer and peripheral maintenance
  • Troubleshooting & Repairing of computer peripherals
  • Upgrading hardware and software
  • Internet & e-mail

Duration : Twelve days of 4 hour sessions (48 hrs)

Location : Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa

Course Fee :Rs. 20 000 /= per participant

Tentative Dates

From 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM on 12 consecutive Sundays. Starting date will be notified after the registration. The course will accommodate 25 participants.

Assessment Scheme

  • Examination 60%
  • Lab Assignments 40%

*A minimum 40% of each component should be obtained.

Performance Criteria

The Certificate will indicate the performance as one of

  • “Distinction” (>=75%),
  • “Pass with Merit” (55-74%),
  • “Pass” (40-54%).

A letter of participation will be issued to the participants who have more than 75% of attendance.


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