Internationally Recognised Diploma's

Diploma in Hardware and Networking (DHN)

Diploma in Hardware and Networking (DHN)

Our stringent procedure involves a thorough review of the course content, delivery systems, and quality assurance arrangements. The course is then benchmarked against the FHEQ, the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in the UK, and EQF the European Qualifications Framework. Courses are assigned a benchmarked level and credit value,where applicable, to provide students with information about the level of difficulty and size of their course of study.

Through GAQM Diplomas, students and employees can gain formal recognition of the new skills, knowledge and competence they have gained.

Benefits to the Candidates:

  • Independent audit and external quality assurance
  • Professional Certification from GAQM

About GAQM Recognition:

GAQM provides an endorsement for many specialised and independent courses, and provides external recognition and certification of students' achievements.

Validation recognises the specialised courses developed by centres in order to meet the specific needs of students, employers and educators. This is also useful for companies who choose to develop their own specialised training programmes, which meet the needs of their business and provide the targeted industry skills needed for employee progression.

Diploma Overview

Overview of Diploma in brief

The Diploma in Hardware and Networking is a vendor-neutral certification that certifies the competency of service professionals in the computer industry. It is for anyone who wants an internationally recognized credential as a competent computer service professional.

The exponential growth in networks in recent years has totally changed the way we work and play. We now demand instant communication with anyone via voice, text and video and immediate access to all kinds of information and services. The networks that make this possible involve a wide range of engineering challenges.


What Modules are covered in this E-Course?

  • Module 1 – Foundation Level (10 Credits)
  • Module 2 – Advanced Level (15 Credits)
  • Module 3 – Expert (15 Credits)
  • Module 4 – Networking (10 Credits)

Total Credits: 50

Certification Validity

The Diploma in Hardware and Networking (DHN) is valid for life.

Who will be awarding the qualification?

The Diploma in Hardware and Networking (DHN) is jointly certificated by GAQM,

What is the level of this qualification?

Diploma in Hardware and Networking (DHN) has been benchmarked using EQF (European Qualifications Framework) and FHEQ (Framework for Higher Education Qualifications) level descriptors at Level 5 with 50 Credits.

Duration of E-Learning

50 Hours

Mode of Learning

E-Course - Self Paced

Pre-requisite for Diploma

Diplomas offered by the GAQM have a mandatory course completion requirement; once you are done with the E-Course you can take your proctored online exam via ProctorU.

Exam Information

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

  • CHTE-001 exam comprises of 100 questions out of which the candidate needs to score 80% (80 out of 100 correct) to pass.
  • CNE-001 exam comprises of 50 questions out of which the candidate needs to score 70% (35 out of 50 correct) to pass.

  • The total duration of CHTE-001 exam is 1 hour 10 Minutes (70 Minutes)
  • The total duration of CNE-001 exam is 1 hour (60 Minutes)

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam held via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

  • Identification Proof

  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

  • You will get credits only if you pass the exams.
  • Exams can be taken separately (one at a time) and in any sequence to earn a Diploma.
  • You may retake any examination as often as necessary.

  • The Premium Package contains an E-Course valid for 40 days and E-Voucher(s) which will be valid via ProctorU and a Hard Copy Certificate will be shipped to your mailing address if you achieve the qualifying score in the exam
  • Candidates who are holding the Certified Hardware and Technology Engineer (CHTE)® and Certified Networking Engineer (CNE)™ Certifications can apply for the Diploma in Hardware and Networking (DHN) by paying a fee of 150 USD.
  • For more information on payment of fees, email us at

It usually takes eight (8) weeks for the hard copy to be delivered to the postal address.

Downloads Details Access Link
1 Brochure
2 Sample Diploma Certificate

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

Details Course Access Price Access Link
E-Course + Two (2) Exam Vouchers 40 Days 400 $
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