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Introduction to Networking

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

450

Duration

4 Days

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Take a more active part in the discussion and decision-making processes related to networking technology issues. In this training course, you take your first step toward networking and data communications exposure, and gain the practical knowledge and skills to become comfortable with basic concepts, technologies, components, and design alternatives.

You Will Learn How To

  • Apply fundamental network concepts, terminology, and solutions
  • Implement networks using data links and physical media
  • Deploy Local Area Networks (LANs) using Ethernet and Wi-Fi
  • Manage reliable internetworks and intranets using TCP/IP design

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience:

  • A general understanding of what computers and networks are used for in your personal and professional life

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Supporting QoS
  • Classifying networks: LAN, WAN
  • Packet
  • Circuit
  • Wired
  • Wireless
  • Standardising data communications
  • Constructing Networks Using Data Links

Encoding information

  • Defining bits, bytes and packets
  • Taking advantage of digital encoding

Improving efficiency with error control

  • Detecting and correcting errors
  • Using ACKs and feedback error correction
  • Deploying Physical Media

Identifying media types and challenges

  • Selecting copper cable types, Cat-5e and better
  • Benefiting from fibre optics

Employing wireless links

  • Utilising radio frequencies and bands
  • Managing interference and noise
  • Capitalising on Ethernet

Examining 802 LAN standards

  • Forwarding with MAC addresses
  • 1 Mb/s to 100 GB/s
  • Contrasting shared and switched LANs

Investigating Ethernet operations

  • Dissecting Etherswitch operation
  • Adding QoS to Ethernet
  • Comparing Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching
  • Harnessing Wi-Fi for User Mobility

Communicating via radio waves

  • Types of Wi-Fi networks: a, b, g, n and ac
  • Capitalising on instant infrastructure and mobility

Integrating Wi-Fi operations

  • Verifying accurate transmission
  • Boosting speed and range with 802.11n and 802.11ac
  • Providing QoS for voice and multimedia

Deploying Access Points (AP)

  • Forwarding traffic via the AP
  • Leveraging dual-band APs
  • Utilising Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs)
  • Building Internetworks Using TCP/IP and Routers

TCP/IP: A practical protocol suite

  • Employing TCP for data and UDP for voice and video
  • Maximising TCP/IP's multiple applications and utilities
  • Streamlining data and VoIP traffic

IP addressing and datagrams

  • Increasing efficiency with addressing schemes
  • Interpreting net-prefixes and subnet masks

How routers operate

  • Relaying traffic with NetID and routing tables
  • Discovering paths with routing protocols
  • Upgrading routers for QoS
  • Implementing Security Best Practices

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

  • Authenticating users
  • Enabling VPN encrypted tunnels
  • Verifying information integrity and source

Benchmarking risks and deploying countermeasures

  • Analysing threats and security requirements
  • Achieving confidentiality with encryption
  • Implementing L2 and L3 tunnels
  • Adopting digital certificates and signatures

Ensuring LAN security

  • Wi-Fi security: WPA, WPA2, 802.11i, AES
  • Isolating workgroups with VLANs
  • Deploying firewalls
  • Creating Enterprise Networks

Employing telecom circuits

  • Circuit-switching data streams
  • E1 and T1 leased lines

Facilitating intersite communications

  • Choosing xDSL options
  • LAN Extension Services (LES) and Metro-Ethernet

Selecting scalable networking services

  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Software-defined networks
  • Cloud computing and services
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.

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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course is approved by CompTIA for continuing education units (CEUs). For additional information and to confirm which courses are eligible towards your CompTIA certification, click here.

“The networking intro course has given me the confidence to view and understand a network diagram and what all the bells and whistles mean, instead of running a mile at the sheer sight of one!”

- R. Duddy, IA Accreditor
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