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.
- 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.