3003 Fundamentals of Networking

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In this course, students learn the components of computers and computer networks and are introduced to network topologies, standards, operating systems, and protocols. In addition, they become familiar with network security and providing network support.


In this course, you will learn basic knowledge about the components of a computer, network components, topologies, standards, and protocols. You will also examine different operating systems, remote access, security, wide area networks, and how to provide network support.


This course is for students who want to prepare for the CompTIA’s Network+ certification examination or satisfy the prerequisite requirement for Foundations of Novell Networking: NetWare 6 (Course 3001).


Identify Computer Input and Output Devices

  • Identify Computer Input Devices
  • Identify Computer Output Devices

Identify the Hardware Components of a Computer

  • Describe a System Board
  • Describe I/O Bus Slots
  • Describe the CMOS Memory Chip and the System BIOS
  • Describe the CPU
  • Describe Memory
  • Describe the Power Supply Unit
  • Describe Storage Devices
  • Describe the Video Card

Describe the Fundamentals of Networking

  • Identify the Elements of a Network
  • Identify Types of Network Services
  • Identify Network Types
  • Identify the Types of Computing Models
  • Differentiate Between Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Computing

Select Network Media and Topology

  • Identify the Criteria to Select and Appropriate Medium for a Network
  • Select the Appropriate Type of Medium to be Used on a Network
  • Select Appropriate Network Connectivity Devices
  • Select and Appropriate Network Topology
  • Identify the Benefits of Network Attached Storage (NAS) Devices
  • Identify the Benefits of a Virtual LAN (VLAN)

Describe Network Fundamentals

  • Describe the OSI Model
  • Identify the Features of IEEE 802.x Series Standards
  • Identify the IEEE Standards to Be Implemented on a Network

Describe the TCP/IP Protocol Suite

  • Map the Components of the TCP/IP Suite to the DoD Model
  • Explain the Functions of Internet Layer Protocols
  • Explain the Functions of Address Resolution Protocols
  • Explain the Functions of Host-to-Host Layer Protocols
  • Explain the Functions of a Port
  • Explain the Functions of Process/Application Layer Protocols
  • Explain the Functions of Routing Protocols

Describe IP Addressing

  • Describe the Structure of an IP Address
  • Identify the Address Classes in the IP Addressing Scheme
  • Obtain a Registered IP Address
  • Obtain a Registered Domain Name
  • Create Subnets
  • Identify Method for Resolving Host Names to IP Addresses
  • Describe IPv6

Describe Network Protocols

  • Describe the Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX) Suite
  • Describe the NetBIOS Extended User Interface (NetBEUI) Protocol
  • Describe the AppleTalk Protocol Suite

Describe How to Implement Remote Access

  • Describe Remote Access Service (RAS)
  • Identify the Types of Remote Access Networks
  • Describe How a SOHO Network Communicates with the Internet
  • Identify the Types of Remote Access Protocols
  • Identify How to Create a Remote Connection

Describe How to Implement Data Security

  • Identify Data Security Issues
  • Identify the Methods for Implementing Security
  • Describe Authentication Protocols
  • Describe Security Protocols

Describe How to Implement a WAN

  • Identify WAN Connections Methods
  • Identify WAN Transmission Technologies

Describe and Configure Operating Systems

  • Describe Common Operating Systems Functioning as Servers
  • Identify How to Configure a Client to Connect to Servers
  • Identify How to Configure Network Settings for a Windows 2000 Professional Client

Identify Network Security Methods

  • Identify the Role of a Proxy Server
  • Identify the Role of a Firewall
  • Identify Security Options for Network Shares

Provide Network Support

  • Identify the Appropriate Tool to Complete a Wiring Task
  • Identify the TCP/IP Utilities Used for Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Problems
  • Resolve common Network Failures That Occur on Small Networks

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Duration: 5 days
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