RA - Understanding Networking Fundamentals

RA - Understanding Networking Fundamentals

Course Overview:

A strong foundation of basic networking concepts is fundamental to a successful career in information technology. Networking technologies underlie all IT activities and a strong comprehension of the hardware and protocols used to create networks is essential to future success. In this training course, you will learn how to configure a workstation to connect to a network, analyze network traffic using a protocol analyzer, examine switch and router configurations, perform basic IPv4 addressing and subnetting, and research network security solutions. You will gain an understanding of basic network functions, standards, and protocols, to prepare you to tackle advanced networking skills.

Course Objectives:

Basics of layered network protocols and compare the two primary reference models: OSI and TCP/IP
Inspect a structured cabling system, including the proper use and installation of UTP and fiber optic cables
Configure a workstation to connect to a network
Ethernet operations and the use of VLANs by examining the configuration and operation of switches on a network
Spanning Tree operation as a method of eliminating broadcast storms on a switched network
Configure a Wi-Fi router for operation on a SOHO network, including security, SSID, and Wi-Fi channel
Various IP addressing considerations, including binary to decimal conversion, dotted decimal notation, classful vs. classless addressing, private vs. public addresses, and the use of network masking
Create a subnet for a small network, selecting the correct masks for various situations to accommodate the current number of hosts in each subnet and to also allow for future growth
Operation of various TCP/IP protocols on a network, including connectionless and connection-oriented communications using UDP and TCP, translation between private and public addresses using NAT, and support protocols such as ARP, DNS, and DHCP
Router configurations to determine the function of various routing protocols, including RIP, IGRP, and OSPF, within and between networks
Various WAN technologies, including circuit switched solutions such as leased lines and packet switched solutions such as Carrier Ethernet, and determine the best WAN connectivity solution for a given corporate network
Use a protocol analyzer to capture and view network traffic, including e-mail, instant message exchanges, and web transactions
Basic network security implementations by testing the impact a router that has been configured as a firewall has on the flow of traffic through a network
Research the suitability of popular anti-malware suites for mitigating network security threats
Research Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions to support BYOD deployments
Course Pre-Requisite
New IT professionals who want to learn the basics of a structured, layered approach to networking, including the fundamentals of network hardware and components, network protocols, IP addressing and subnetting, and various tools used in network monitoring and troubleshooting. Ideal candidates include:
Entry-level and newly hired technical professionals, including PC support, help desk, and networking professionals
Sales and marketing professionals looking to increase their ability to communicate with technical professionals and increase sales
Technical professionals looking to strengthen core skill before pursuing advanced topics and certifications
Course Outline
1. Introduction to Networking

What Is Network Computing?
Building Blocks of Networks
Network Infrastructure: Media
Network Infrastructure: Switches and Access Points
Network Infrastructure: Routers
Network Services
Network Types
Network Topologies
Locating Network Resources: Peer-to-Peer Networking
Locating Network Resources: Client-Server Networking
Virtual Computing
Cloud Computing
Module Review and Discussion Questions
2. Network Standards

Standards Organizations
Example Standards Development Process
OSI Mode Overview
TCP/IP Model
Module Review and Discussion Questions
3. Physical Network Connections

UTP Cabling
Fiber Optic Cabling
Wireless Connections
Module Review and Discussion Questions
4. Ethernet LANs

NIC and MAC Addresses
Ethernet Standards
Ethernet Frame Structures
Ethernet Equipment Types
Ethernet Connectors
Ethernet Performance Issues
Module Review and Discussion Questions
5. Ethernet Switching

Benefits of Switching
Switch Installations
Switch Operations Overview
Switch Loop Problems
Spanning Tree Protocol Overview
Configuring Switches
VLAN Overview
Link Aggregation
Module Review and Discussion Questions
6. Wireless LANs

WLAN Standards: IEEE & Wi-Fi Alliance
WLAN Components
Wi-Fi Channels
Wi-Fi Speeds Overview
WLAN Security
WLAN Performance Issues
Module Review and Discussion Questions
7. IP Addressing

What Are Logical Addresses?
Binary Numbering
Dotted Decimal Notation
Three Types of IP Addresses
Classful Addressing
Assigning IP Addresses
Reserved Addresses
Private Addresses
Network Masking
Classless Addressing
Introduction to IPv6
Module Review and Discussion Questions
8. IPv4 Subnetting

Purpose of Subnetting
Subnet Communications
Subnet Mask Rules
The Art of Subnetting
The Science of Subnetting
Calculating Subnets
Four Key Addresses
Implementing the Plan
Subnetting Case Study
Variable-Length Subnet Masking
Module Review and Discussion Questions
9. TCP and UDP

TCP and UDP Headers
Connection-Oriented vs. Connectionless Communications
Transmission Control Protocol
User Datagram Protocol
TCP and UDP Port Numbers
Network Address Translation
Module Review and Discussion Questions
10. Support and Management Protocols

Address Resolution Protocol
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Domain Name System
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Legacy Protocols: NetBIOS and NetBEUI
Module Review and Discussion Questions
11. Routing

Routing Overview
Logical Segmentation
Static vs. Dynamic Routing
Routing Decision Process
Route Protocol Operation
Common Routing Protocols
Configuring Routers
Module Review and Discussion Questions
12. Wide Area Networks

Evolution of WAN Technologies
Sources of WAN Solutions
Circuit Switched vs. Packet Switched
Circuit Switched WAN Solutions
Packet Switched WAN Solutions
Internet WANs
Module Review and Discussion Questions
13. Communications Protocols

Electronic Mail
Instant Messaging
Voice over IP
Unified Communications
Module Review and Discussion Questions
14. Web Protocols

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Transport Layer Security (TLS)
Remote Desktop Protocols
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Module Review and Discussion Questions
15. Network Security

Security Threats
Threat Mitigation
Developing a Security Plan
Module Review and Discussion Questions
16. Emerging Networking Technologies

Improved Wireless Technologies
Enterprise Mobility
Internet of Things
Software Defined Networks
Keeping Up with New Technology
Module Review and Discussion Questions
Certification Exams
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