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Intro To LAN Technologies

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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 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9 weeks

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    The OSI Model and Topologies

    • Illustrate different LAN topologies.
    • Define key terms related to the OSI Model.
    • Describe the functions of hardware connectivity devices and tools.

    Technology Types

    • 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.

    Protocols and Services

    • Discuss the concept of domain/addressing and dynamic DNS and DNS.
    • Differentiate between web pages, web servers, and web access.
    • Outline simple network management protocol and how it is used.

    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.

    Network Security

    • 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.

    Network Maintenance: Prevention and Recovery

    • Categorize and describe the components of various types of computer viruses.
    • 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.

    Network Performance

    • 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.
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