Networking Basics: Understanding Networking Fundamentals

Build a foundation of networking knowledge in a real-world, multi-vendor environment. A strong foundation of basic networking concepts is fundamental to a successful career in information technology. Networking technologies underlie all IT activities and a strong comprehension of the hardware and protocols used to create networks is essential to future success. In this course, you will learn how to configure a workstation to connect to a network, analyze network traffic using a protocol analyzer, examine switch and router configurations, perform basic IPv4 addressing and subnetting, and research network security solutions. You will gain an understanding of basic network functions, standards, and protocols, to prepare you to tackle advanced networking skills.
Before taking this course, you should have taken a CompTIA Fundamentals Certification course.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for new IT professionals who want to learn the basics of a structured, layered approach to networking, including the fundamentals of network hardware and components, network protocols, IP addressing and sub-netting, and various tools used in network monitoring and troubleshooting. Ideal candidates include:
  • Entry-level and newly hired technical professionals, including PC support, help desk, and networking professionals
  • Sales and marketing professionals looking to increase their ability to communicate with technical professionals and increase sales
  • Technical professionals looking to strengthen core skill before pursuing advanced topics and certifications
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Network Standards
  • Physical Network Connections
  • Ethernet LANs
  • Ethernet Switching
  • Wireless LANs
  • IP Addressing
  • IPv4 Subnetting
  • TCP and UDP
  • Support and Management Protocols
  • Routing
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Communications Protocols
  • Web Protocols
  • Network Security
  • Emerging Networking Technologies

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