Course Length: 2 Days

Prerequisites:

DSL Training or basic data and Windows® Operating System knowledge. This course can be customized or combined to meet specific system requirements.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the student should have a good working understanding of IP network principles, home and business networks, and installation and troubleshooting of computer networks.

Networking Overview

  • Why Networks – Benefits
  • Network Architecture
  • Ethernet Basics
  • Home & Business Networks
  • Physical Hardware
  • Protocols – Logical Connections

The OSI Model

  • How every network is built
  • Seven Layers Defined
  • Transport Layer 1 – types
  • Why the model works
  • Virtual Circuits – VPN

Network Cabling – Hands-on

  • Category Defined Cables
  • Bandwidth vs. Speed
  • Cable length and Attenuation
  • Crossover and Straight Cables

Wireless Networks

  • 802.11b Standard
  • Wi-Fi and G.54
  • Building a Wireless Network
  • Troubleshooting Wireless Networks

Networking Hardware

  • NIC Cards –MAC Address
  • Network Hubs
  • Routers – Switches
  • Servers

Network Protocols

  • TCP/IP Overview
  • IP Details
    • Addressing – Static/Dynamic
    • Subnets

Building the Network – Hands-on

  • Installing Hardware & Cables
  • PC Operating Systems
  • Configuration
    • Hardware
    • Software
  • Setting up Routers
    • How Routers Work
    • Routers and the Internet
    • Routing tables

Network Security – Hands-on

  • Network Administration
  • Internets & Internet
  • Firewalls
  • Virus Programs