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 Understanding Networking Fundamentals

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Take the course that over 50,000 IT professionals and managers have taken to truly understand how networks function. This comprehensive class ties together all of the hardware and software components of today's computer networks. The in-depth lecture and 13 hands-on labs enable you to acquire the skills necessary to design, install, and maintain LANs and WANs. This course ensures that you know the basics of data networking. It is the foundation for preparing you for more advanced technology areas including IP Networking, Network Security, Wireless Integration, advanced Routing and Switching, Storage Networking, as well as product-specific training such as Cisco, Nortel, and Microsoft. This is the ultimate, hands-on networking course to help you prepare for the real world. By practicing with leading-edge technologies, you will build a solid foundation for the more advanced networking topics you will face as an IT professional.

Course Overview

By the end of the class students will be able to:

  • Understand how hubs, switches, and routers interconnect and how they are installed and configured using Cisco equipment
  • Learn IP addressing and how to perform subnetting
  • Learn how TCP/IP works and is configured on various devices
  • Capture and view live classroom network traffic using a protocol analyzer
  • Understand what various wireless options you have for your networks
  • Understand basic security and firewall issues
  • Learn how Ethernet works and how all of the various forms can be connected together
  • Learn the basics of WAN services, including Frame Relay, T1 lines, ATM, and DSL
  • Understand the difference between frames and packets
  • Learn how Cat 5e UTP and fiber optic cables are installed
  • Learn how to set up a network at home for a home office and for your family
  • Learn how VLANs function and are set up
  • Understand when and how to use NAT
  • Learn how various routing protocols such as RIP, IGRP, and OSPF function and are set up

Course Outline

  • Network Overview

    • What Is a Network?
    • Why Use a Network?
    • Why Use a Network?
    • Network Types
    • Network Parts
    • Network Services
  • Network Functions and Standards

    • Generic Network Functions
    • Single Solution or Protocol Layering
    • Networking Standards
    • OSI Model
    • TCP/IP Model
    • Models Compared
  • Local Signaling Media

    • Serial
    • Twisted Pair
    • Fiber Optic
    • Wireless
    • Design and Installation
  • Ethernet

    • CSMA/CD
    • Collision Domain
    • Standards
    • Size
    • Addresses
    • Frame Format
    • 802.3 and Ethernet-II
    • POE
  • Switching

    • Overview
    • Operation
    • Learning
    • Forwarding
    • Filtering
    • Flooding
    • Spanning Tree
    • Configuration
    • Security
    • VLAN
    • Quality of Service
  • Logical Addressing

    • Overview
    • Binary Numbering
    • Dotted Decimal Notation
    • Classful Addressing
    • Reserved Addresses
    • Private Addresses
    • Masking
    • Classless Addressing
  • Address Resolution Protocol

    • Overview
    • Process
    • ARP Cache
    • ARP commands
    • Gratuitous ARP
  • Subnetting

    • Overview
    • Why Subnet?
    • Basic Decision Points
    • Budgeting Bits
    • Case Study
  • Routing

    • Overview
    • Routing Methods
    • Interior Protocols Compared
    • Decision Process
    • BGP
  • Network Layer Process

    • Overview
    • Features
    • Header Functions
    • Options
  • Session Handling

    • Overview
    • Features
    • Port Numbers
    • Connectionless Functions
    • Connection-Based Functions
    • Sockets
    • NAT/PAT
  • Supporting Processes

    • Overview
    • ICMP
    • DHCP
    • DNS
  • Security

    • Threats
    • Defenses
    • VPN
    • Assess Vulnerability
    • Develop a Security Plan
    • Multilayer Protection
  • User and Manager Processes

    • Overview
    • Telnet
    • FTP
    • SMTP
    • HTTP
    • POP
    • TFTP
    • SNMP
  • Wireless

    • Overview
    • Components
    • Standards
    • SSID
    • Security
    • Non-Standard Offerings
  • Interesting Topics

    • IPv6
    • VoIP
    • Wireless Broadband
    • Video
    • More