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NETWORKING FOUNDATIONS Online Course

COMPUTER NETWORKING FOUNDATIONS

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Online Introduction to Computer Networking

Learn about Computer networks; what they are, their component parts, the various configurations that are possible and what they can do.This course lays a foundation in a way that will enable you to better plan and manage computer networks. It is designed for the office manager, or I.T. professional who has limited knowledge of networks; and needs a more solid foundation in order to build their knowledge, skills and ability to work with networks.

Study Mode:  Online

Payment:  payment plans from $50.00/week

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Lessons

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  • Networking Terms, Concepts and Standards
  • Network Topology, Architecture and Transmission Media
  • Network Components and Hardware
  • Network Design and Planning
  • Network Upgrading and Project Management
  • Network Protection and Maintenance
  • Understanding Network Connecting Options
  • Installation and Configuration of Network
  • Basic TCP/IP Services and Applications
  • Troubleshooting Tools for TCP/IP Networks
  • Networking Terms, Concepts and Standards
    • What is a network
    • History of networks
    • Network hosts and backbones
    • Access vs core networks
    • Internet backboneWhat is a host
    • Types of computer networks
    • Local area network (LAN)
    • Wide area network (WAN)
    • Home networking and Wireless local area networks
    • Types of LANs
    • LAN topology
    • Wireless networking (Wi Fi)
    • Hardware for a basic network
    • Network cards
    • Network cable
    • Hubs and switches
    • Routers
    • Network standards
    • ISO
  • Network Topology, Architecture and Transmission Media
    • Physical vs. local topology
    • Design considerations
    • Physical topologies: star, bus, ring, tree, mesh
    • Logical topologies
    • Architecture of a network
    • Transmission media
    • Cost of a network
    • Band width
    • Band use
    • Multiplexing
    • Attenuation
    • Electromagnetic interference
  • Network Components and Hardware
    • Repeater
    • Switch
    • Hub
    • Bridge
    • Router
    • Server
    • Modem
    • Short haul modems
    • Firewall hardware
  • Network Design and Planning
    • Evaluating needs of an organisation
    • Applications
    • Users
    • Network services
    • Security of the network
    • Growth planning
    • Designing a logical network
    • Communicating effectively with clients
  • Network Upgrading and Project Management
    • Why upgrade a network
    • Is it time to upgrade
    • What are the new requirements
    • Planning an upgrade: prioritise, budget, evaluate
  • Network Protection and Maintenance
    • Information security
    • Network attacks
    • Man in the middle attack
    • Replay attack
    • Denial of service attack
    • Distributed denial of service attack
    • Attackers
    • Internal security
    • Password security
    • File and directory permissions
    • Educating users
    • External security
    • Firewalls
    • Intrusion detection systems
    • Security zones
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  • Understanding Network Connecting Options
    • Dial up connections
    • DSL connections
    • ADSL connections
    • ADSL+2 connections
    • Cable connections
    • Leased line connections
    • Satellite
  • Installation and Configuration of Network
    • Network installation process
    • Cabeling the network
    • Router configuration
    • Server configuration
    • Multiple equipment configuration
    • Testing the configuration
  • Basic TCP/IP Services and Applications
    • TCP/IP suite
    • HTTP
    • SMTP/POP3
    • Telnet
    • FTP
    • DNS
    • NNTP
  • Troubleshooting Tools for TCP/IP Networks
    • Troubleshooting techniques
    • Troubleshooting tools
    • Ping
    • Traceroute
    • NSlookup
    • Hostname

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Aims

  • Discuss the history and key developments in networking.
  • Describe the main networking models, terminology and standards.
  • Explain the different topologies, architectures and transmission media in computer networks.
  • Explain the physical components within a network and how individual components connect to each other.
  • Evaluate the needs of the organisation and design a logical network.
  • Discuss reasons for network upgrade and techniques for managing a network upgrade.
  • Explain the importance of network protection to prevent downtime and preserve valuable data.
  • Identify and compare various connection options like dial-up connections and dedicated connections.
  • Describe the installation process and configurations for networking.
  • Describe the TCP/IP suites of utilities generally used by end users.