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Networking Foundations

Duration: 
1 day
Price: 
$695.00
Audience: 
  • Individuals that need a broad knowledge to support small to campus networks
  • Individuals that need to design medium size networks
Overview: 

This is the foundation course that launches the student into the world of networking. The course begins with an overview and history of data communications. It is followed with a detailed discussion of the elements that comprise a network. There is an in-depth discussion on how technologies within a Local Area Network and a Wide Area Network are implemented and introduces bridging, switching and routing.

Topics: 

Introduction to Networking

  • The Purpose of Networks
  • Timeline of Networks
  • Applications Used in Networks
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Communication models
  • OSI Details
  • TCP/IP Details
  • Communication protocols
  • Cable Plant Infrastructure
  • Fibre Cabling
  • Shielded Twisted Pair
  • Unshielded Twisted Pair

Networking Terminology and Concepts

  • Network Interface Cards
  • Media Access Control
  • Repeaters and Hubs
  • Active, Passive, and Intelligent
  • Bridges Overview
  • Layer 2 Switch Overview
  • Routers
  • Switch Routers
  • Gateways Overview
  • Client and server Environment
  • LAN Overview
  • WAN Overview
  • Internet, Intranets, and Extranets
  • Virtual LAN Overview
  • Virtual Private Networks

LAN Technologies

  • 802 Committee
  • Ethernet Overview
  • Topologies
  • CSMA/CD Explained
  • Half and Full-Duplex Operation
  • Ethernet II Frame Details
  • IEEE 802.3 Overview
  • IEEE 802.3 Frame Details
  • Fast Ethernet Overview
  • Shared vs. Switched
  • Advantages of Fast Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3u Connectivity
  • Auto-negotiation and Auto sense
  • Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3z
  • Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
  • Future Gigabit Overview
  • Token Ring IEEE 802.5
  • The Token Ring Card
  • Token Ring Connectivity
  • IEEE 802.5 Frame Format
  • Token Ring Operation

WAN Technologies

  • X.25 Overview
  • Frame Relay Overview
  • Integrated Services Digital Network Overview
  • DSL Technology
  • ATM Overview
  • ATM Cell Format
  • ATM Layer Overview
  • Virtual Channels and Paths
  • LAN Extension Services
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Tunnelling Overview
  • Layer 2 Tunnelling
  • Layer 3 Tunnelling
  • IPsec Overview
  • Multi-Protocol Label Switching
  • Operation of MPLS
  • Labels and Path

Conclusion

  • Case Study
Skills Taught: 
  • Describe the evolution of networks
  • Explain the use of protocols and standard bodies
  • Describe the components that comprise a network
  • Differentiate between the popular LAN technologies implemented in networks today
  • Differentiate between WAN technologies