MikroTik is a Latvian network equipment manufacturer. The company develops and sells wired and wireless network routers, network switches, access points, as well as operating systems and auxiliary software. The company was founded in 1996 with the focus of selling equipment in emerging markets. As of August 2019, the company website reported more than 280 employees. In 2015, with a revenue of EUR 202M, Mikrotik was the 20th largest company in Latvia.
MikroTik's product line comprises end-user networking devices, such as routers, switches, and access points, as well as boards without enclosures, and router software.
The features of MikroTik hardware are not restricted by software licensing; every device is capable of using every compatible feature. Customers may select hardware-based solely on physical requirements, such as port density, processing power, number of wireless antennae, etc. Like other customized operating systems, driver software must be custom developed and Mikrotik products sometimes lag behind other manufacturers in this aspect.
MikroTik company designed the MTCNA course. MTCNA stands for MikroTik Certified Network Associate. This course is designed for Network engineers and technicians wanting to deploy and support network infrastructure engineers. By the end of this training session, the student will be familiar with RouterOS software and RouterBOARD products and be able to connect the client to the Internet. He will also be able to configure, manage, do basic troubleshooting of a MikroTik router and provide basic services to clients.
The student must have a good understanding of TCP/IP and subnetting.