Intro To LAN Technologies – it240 (3 credits)
This foundational course covers local area network topics including rationale for networking, the open systems interconnection (OSI) model, common network topologies and architecture, client/server concepts, basic hardware devices and usage, and basic networking security concepts.
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
Protocols and Services
- Outline simple network management protocol and how it is used.
- Discuss the concept of domain/addressing and dynamic DNS and DNS.
- Differentiate between web pages, web servers, and web access.
Network Maintenance: Prevention and Recovery
- Discuss the relevance of system backup for data protection.
- Explain the RAID system of data protection.
- Create a disaster plan for the purpose of network preservation.
- Categorize and describe the components of various types of computer viruses.
- Develop a plan for a local area network.
Local Area Networks
- Explain the purpose of a LAN and the benefits it can provide to its users.
- Differentiate between types of networks.
- Define basic LAN terminology.
- Explain how LAN operating systems work.
The OSI Model and Topologies
- Define key terms related to the OSI Model.
- Describe the functions of hardware connectivity devices and tools.
- Illustrate different LAN topologies.
- Differentiate between types of Internet connectivity.
- Plan an Ethernet LAN.
- Compare and contrast fat client and thin client concepts.
Introduction to TCP/IP
- Describe how to troubleshoot the TCP/IP network.
- Explain TCP/IP and the concept of addressing and allocation.
- Distinguish between various networking protocols.
- Plan a TCP/IP LAN.
Networking with Microsoft® Windows®
- Define the various network services in Microsoft® Windows®.
- Describe how to establish user rights and permissions.
- Explain how to assign work groups.
- Provide examples of threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits to networks and how they relate to each other.
- Explain the importance of maintaining security on a LAN.
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