Network +

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A course for people who are looking to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to help prepare themselves for the Networking side of the IT industry

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand  the purpose of networking protocols and networking in general.

  • Identify features of various network operating systems and the clients used to access them.

  • Explain how data is transmitted over a network.

  • Describe the various levels of the OSI networking model and its relationship to networking components.

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of the TCP/IP protocol suite.

  • Explain the use of TCP/IP addresses and subnets.

  • Access and use a TCP/IP network

  • Explain the need for and ways to implement network security and fault tolerance.

  • Explain ways to monitor and manage a network.

What you will learn
Topics covered by this course include:

Basic Network Knowledge

  • Network and Internetwork Concepts

  • Network Topologies and Strategies

Servers and Clients

  • Network Operating System Basics

  • Network Clients

  • Directory Services

Introduction to the OSI Model

  • Introduction to the OSI Model

  • Families of Protocols

The Physical Media

  • Data-transmission Media

  • Unbounded Media

  • Signaling

  • Signal Transmissions

The Data Link Layer

  • Data Link Layer Considerations

  • Media Access Control (MAC) and Logical Link Control (LLC)

  • IEEE 802 Specifications


Data Transmission

  • Introduction to Network Connection Devices
  • Network Adapters
  • Putting Data on the Cable
  • Network Topologies
  • Bridges

The Network Layer

  • Addresses

  • Internetwork Connection Devices

  • Routers

The Transport Layer

  • Transport Layer Addressing Issues

  • The Transport Layer Segmenting Process

  • Transport Layer Connection Services

The Session Layer

  • Dialog Control Modes 

  • Managing the Session

TCP/IP Fundamentals

  • What is TCP/IP?

  • The TCP/IP Protocol Suite

IP Addressing, Subnetting, and Supernetting

  • IP Addressing

  • Interior Gateway Protocols

  • Introduction to Subnetting and Supernetting

Remote Access Protocols

  • Remote Access Protocols

  • Examining Remote Connection Options

  • Dial-up Networking

Preparing for Network Installation

  • Planning and Gathering Information

  • Networking Components and Connectors

  • Compatibility Issues

Troubleshooting the Network

  • Exploring Troubleshooting Models

  • Identifying Troubleshooting Tools

Network+ is targeted for computer technicians with 18 to 24 months in the IT field. A+ certification or equivalent knowledge is also recommended.

Dates and times
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