SEGi’s SOCIT: Shaping IT leaders 

On 3 August 2023, SEGi’s School of Computing and Information Technology (SOCIT) orchestrated a comprehensive workshop on computer networking. The four-hour immersive session unfolded on the campus premises, designed to offer participants hands-on experience and invaluable insights into computer networking. Sathish Sarma, an esteemed IT lecturer at SEGi, facilitated the workshop. 

This workshop delved deep into the fundamentals of computer networking, covering a spectrum of topics, including network media, various types of network cabling, and the meticulous preparation of network cables. Participants were equipped with foundational knowledge concerning different types of network cables, such as CAT5, CAT5E, and CAT6, enabling them to discern network cables and establish network connectivity through network switches. 

Students garnered theoretical understanding and engaged in practically creating network cables that employed RJ45 pins and network crimping tools. The session’s highlight was the creation of straight-through cables, which are vital for seamless connections with network switches. Notably, several participants achieved cable creation success in their initial attempts, further solidifying their comprehension of the subject matter. 

This workshop exemplified SEGi’s commitment to fostering a comprehensive educational experience, ensuring that students venture beyond textbooks and lecture halls to acquire practical skills to enrich their educational journey. 

According to a report published by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the demand for IT professionals with networking skills is rising, with an estimated 40% increase in demand for network-related jobs. This data underscores the significance of practical networking education. 

SEGi’s proactive approach to providing hands-on education, as showcased in this workshop, benefits students and aligns with the growing demand for IT professionals with networking expertise, preparing them for successful careers in the field. 

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