Computer Networking Essentials

This foundation course covers the concepts and technologies required for understanding today's data voice and video networks. It provides a comprehensive survey of networking standards and protocols used to define, understand and work with a wide range of network topologies such as building or campus networks (LANs), mobile/regional (MANs), and large scale networks such as company Intranets or public Internet.You will also gain a strong foundation in networking protocols, hardware, cabling, industry standards, and connectivity solutions.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to the OSI and TCP/IP models of Internet-working

  • Wired and wireless physical network components

  • Approaches and standards for communications on physical networks

    • How multiple devices share on a physical network

    • Switching/routing information on a physical network

  • Approaches and standards for communications on large scale networks

    • Defining intra/inter networks

    • IP protocol for intra/inter networks

  • End-to-end management of information

    • Best effort delivery

    • Reliable delivery

    • Bridging the gap between networking and programs and people

  • Network management techniques and technologies

  • Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the knowledge to move on to more in-depth courses in network engineering. It will also provide a strong base for other courses and IT areas that rely on networks.

    Skills Needed: Some experience with computers.