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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, public internet, or data center networks. Through lab projects, you will also gain a strong foundation in networking protocols, hardware, industry standards, and connectivity solutions.
After taking this course, you will have a strong base for other courses and IT areas that rely on networks. You’ll have the knowledge for high-demand positions such as a network engineer, production engineer, and site reliability engineer. Understanding networking is also key in any IT administration role.
At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
- Describe the media, data link layers & physical networks
- Explain Network Layer Concepts and the use of IP Addressing/Subnetting
- Explain how IP routing, TCP/IP and UDP work
- Identify the concepts fragmentation, sliding window and congestion control
- Contrast core protocols including IPv4, IPv6, and IPSec.
- Employ core Internet application protocols including DNS, DHCP, NAT, and HTTP
- Analyze the basic public/private key Cryptography and the basis of protocols like TLS/SSL
- Discuss SDN, Networking Visualization and the Future of Networking
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|Start / End Date||Quarter Units||Cost||Instructor|
|06-21-2023 to 08-30-2023||3.0||$750||Schedule||Enroll|
Final Date To Enroll: 06-21-2023
|Date:||Start Time:||End Time:||Meeting Type:||Location:|
|Wed, 06-21-2023||6:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Live-Online||REMOTE|
|Wed, 06-28-2023||6:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Live-Online||REMOTE|
|Wed, 07-12-2023||6:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Live-Online||REMOTE|
|Wed, 07-19-2023||6:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Live-Online||REMOTE|
|Wed, 07-26-2023||6:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Live-Online||REMOTE|
|Wed, 08-02-2023||6:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Live-Online||REMOTE|
|Wed, 08-09-2023||6:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Live-Online||REMOTE|
|Wed, 08-16-2023||6:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Live-Online||REMOTE|
|Wed, 08-23-2023||6:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Live-Online||REMOTE|
|Wed, 08-30-2023||6:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||Live-Online||REMOTE|