The fundamentals of networking and telecommunications are introduced in this course. Topics include the rationale of networking and its benefits and utilization within a business environment. Data and voice communications are covered broadly, as are connectivity protocols, including Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model, networking standards, and rationale are also presented. Primary network topologies of local area networks (LANs) and their connectivity to larger enterprise wide area networks (WANs) are studied within a business context.
Identify the layers and functions of the OSI model.
Determine reasons to create an onsite network for a company.
Write cabling specifications for a given project.
Name the various types of network topologies and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Wide Area Network Equipment
Identify telecommunications network components.
Calculate bandwidth needs for wide area networks.
Wide Area Network Design
Describe how information travels through the network.
Design a wide area network using existing hardware components.
Business Uses for Networks
Summarize common network protocols.
Determine common applications that business users require in a networked office.
Network Remote Access
Summarize remote access techniques.
Justify a remote access solution.
Securing the Network
Analyze basic network security principles.
Assess potential solutions for disaster recovery.
Backup and Disaster Recovery
Describe different backup and disaster recovery solutions.
Prepare a backup and disaster recovery plan.
Network Design Techniques
Outline the pros and cons of various network design techniques.
Prepare a comprehensive network design plan.
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