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.
Outline the pros and cons of various network design techniques.
Backup and Disaster Recovery
Prepare a backup and disaster recovery plan.
Describe different backup and disaster recovery solutions.
Securing the Network
Assess potential solutions for disaster recovery.
Analyze basic network security principles.
Network Remote Access
Justify a remote access solution.
Summarize remote access techniques.
Business Uses for Networks
Determine common applications that business users require in a networked office.
Summarize common network protocols.
Wide Area Network Design
Design a wide area network using existing hardware components.
Describe how information travels through the network.
Wide Area Network Equipment
Calculate bandwidth needs for wide area networks.
Identify telecommunications network components.
Name the various types of network topologies and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Write cabling specifications for a given project.
Overview of Networks and Terminology
Identify the layers and functions of the OSI model.
Determine reasons to create an onsite network for a company.
Apply common networking terms.
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