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Networking Fundamentals - WBT

 
Networking Fundamentals - WBT 
Networking Fundamentals - WBT

Have you ever wondered how networks work? How two computers communicate? How the Internet works? This course explains these concepts, starting with the basic building blocks of networks, and how Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs) operate. We discuss IP addressing and subnetting, and how data gets routed from one LAN to another using various Wide Area Networking (WAN) technologies.



This course is appropriate for anyone new to networking and looking to learn the basics, as well as anyone wanting to brush up on a particular topic. This course includes a comprehensive glossary of terms that explain the lingo as it relates to the topic being covered. It also includes numerous interactive exercises to help teach and reinforce the information as well as test your knowledge and understanding of the topic. A Final Challenge helps users assess their understanding of the concepts covered.

This 5-hour course covers the following topics:

  • What is a network?
    • Network models
    • How data flows from one computer to another
    • Network addressing
  • Ethernet LANs
    • How Ethernet networks operate
    • Early Ethernet network devices, including hubs and bridges
    • Today‚Äôs Ethernet network devices, including switches and Virtual LANs (VLANs)
    • Wireless LANs
  • Routing basics
    • Layer 2 and 3 addressing
    • Interconnecting different broadcast domains using routers
    • Address resolution
    • How data is sent from one broadcast domain or network to another
  • IP addressing
    • Internet Protocol (IP)
    • IP addressing
    • Network masks
    • Working with binary numbers
    • Subnetting
    • Routing data through a network using longest match routing
    • IPv6 Addressing
  • WAN technologies
    • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
    • Frame Relay and Asynchronous Transfer Mode(ATM)
    • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
    • Carrier Ethernet
  • Transport Layer protocols
    • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
    • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

Upon completing this program, users will have a working understanding of how networks work as well as the technologies that make networks possible.

Please provide feedback and suggestions by taking the course survey at http://survey.ccsurvey.com/junp0001a/survey1.pl.


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