A strong foundation of basic networking concepts is fundamental to a successful career in information technology. The objective of our popular Understanding Networking Fundamentals course is to ensure that students gain those real-world, practical skills.
In this broad-based foundational course, students will be taken step by step through the basics of data networking, practicing with leading-edge technologies from Cisco, Juniper, ADTRAN, HP, Dell, and Microsoft.
With a strong foundation and an understanding of basic network functions, standards, and protocols, students will be prepared to tackle advanced networking skills including TCP/IP, security, wireless integration, and Voice over IP.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
- How switches and routers interconnect using equipment from multiple vendors
- IP addressing and how to create subnets
- How TCP/IP works and how to configure it on various devices
- Capture and view network traffic using a protocol analyzer
- Wireless network options available
- Basic security and firewall issues
- How Ethernet works and how all of the various forms can be connected
- Basics of layered network protocols
- Difference between logical and physical network segments
- Install Cat 5e UTP and fiber optic cables
- Set up a network at home - for an office and for your family
- How VLANs function
- When and how to use NAT
- Function of various routing protocols such as RIP, IGRP, and OSPF
- An overview of WAN technologies
- Functions of NetBIOS and NetBEUI
- Benefits and issues of Instant Messaging
Anyone who wants to gain a solid networking foundation in a real-world, multi-vendor environment or take the first step in preparing for a career as an IT professional.
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