Introduction to Networking Training

Level: Foundation
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This hands-on Introduction to Networking course will enable you to take a more active part in the discussion and decision-making processes related to networking technology issues. You take your first step towards networking and data communications exposure, and gain the practical knowledge and skills to become comfortable with basic concepts, technologies, components, and design alternatives. You learn to implement networks using data links and physical media, deploy LANs using Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and build reliable internetworks and intranets using proven TCP/IP design techniques.

Key Features of this Introduction to Networking Training

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

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



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  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
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Note: This course runs for 4 Days

  • 14 - 17 Mar 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM GMT Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 13 - 16 Jun 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM BST Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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  • 23 - 26 Aug 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Introduction to Networking Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

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

Introduction to Networking 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 fiber 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 Practises

    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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  • Can I learn this introduction to networking online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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