Networking Fundamentals course objective

This is six (6) month, hands on course which introduces the student to the design and analysis of computer communication networks. Topics include application layer protocols, Internet protocols, network interfaces, local and wide area networks, wireless networks, bridging and routing, and current topics.

    Understanding Local Area Networking

  • Examining Local Area Networks, Devices, and Data Transfer
  • Defining the LAN
  • Identifying Types of LANs
  • Getting to Know Perimeter Networks
  • Identifying Network Topologies and Standards
  • Identifying Network Topologies
  • Defining Ethernet Standards
  • Identifying the Differences Between Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer
  • Summary
  • Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Lab 1.1

  • Defining Networks with the OSI Model

  • Understanding OSI Basics
  • Defining the OSI Model Layers
  • Defining the Communications Subnetwork
  • Understanding Layer 2 Switching
  • Understanding Layer 3 Switching
  • Understanding Characteristics of Switches
  • Defining the Upper OSI Layers
  • Defining the Transport Layer
  • Defining the Session Layer
  • Defining the Presentation Layer
  • Defining the Application Layer
  • Reviewing the OSI Layers
  • Defining the TCP/IP Model
  • Summary
  • Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Lab 1.2

  • Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks

  • Recognizing Wired Networks and Media Types
  • Identifying and Working with Twisted-Pair Cables
  • Identifying and Working with Fiber-Optic Cable
  • Understanding Wireless Networks
  • Identifying Wireless Devices
  • Identifying Wireless Networking Standards
  • Summary
  • Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Lab 1.3

  • Understanding Internet Protocol

  • Working with IPv4
  • Categorizing IPv4 Addresses
  • Default Gateways and DNS Servers
  • Defining Advanced IPv4 Concepts
  • Working with IPv6
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6
  • Summary
  • Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Lab 1.4

  • Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line

  • Using Basic TCP/IP Commands
  • Working with the Command Prompt Window
  • Using ipconfig and ping
  • Working with Advanced TCP/IP Commands
  • Using netstat and nbtstat
  • Using tracert and pathping
  • Using nslookup
  • Using ftp and telnet
  • Using Windows PowerShell
  • Using net
  • Using net
  • Summary
  • Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Lab 1.5

  • Working with Networking Services

  • Setting Up Common Networking Services
  • Working with the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Introducing Remote Administration
  • Defining More Networking Services
  • Defining RRAS
  • Defining IPsec
  • Defining Name Resolution Techniques
  • Defining DNS
  • Defining WINS
  • Summary
  • Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Lab 1.6

  • Understanding Wide Area Networks

  • Understanding Routing
  • Understanding Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Defining Common WAN Technologies and Connections
  • Defining Packet Switching
  • Defining T-Carriers
  • Defining Other WAN Technologies and Internet Connectivity
  • Summary
  • Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Lab 1.7

  • Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security

  • Understanding Networks Outside the LAN
  • Defining the Internet
  • Defining Intranets and Extranets
  • Configuring VPN Connections and Authentication
  • Selecting Types of VPN Protocols
  • Selecting Authentication for VPN Connections
  • Creating a VPN Connection Using the Create a VPN Connection Wizard
  • Creating a VPN Connection Using Windows 10 Settings
  • Using Connection Manager (CM) and the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK)
  • Understanding Security Devices and Zones
  • Defining Firewalls and Other Perimeter Security Devices
  • Redefining the DMZ
  • Putting It All Together
  • Summary
  • Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Lab 1.8
  • Lab 1-8
  • Final Project
  • Networking Fundamentals International Exam tips

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