This foundational course covers local area network (LAN) topics including rationale for networking, Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) models, common network topologies and architecture, client/server concepts, basic hardware devices and usage, and basic networking security concepts.
Create a disaster plan for the purpose of network preservation.
Explain the RAID system of data protection.
Discuss the relevance of system backup for data protection.
Categorize and describe the components of various types of computer viruses.
Explain the importance of maintaining security on a LAN.
Give examples of threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits to networks and how they relate to each other.
Networking with Windows®
Explain how to assign work groups.
Describe how to establish user rights and permissions.
Define the various network services in Microsoft® Windows®.
Protocols and Services
Differentiate between web pages, web servers, and web access.
Outline simple network management protocol and how it is used.
Discuss the concept of domain/addressing and dynamic DNS and DNS.
Introduction to TCP/IP
Plan a TCP/IP LAN.
Distinguish between various networking protocols.
Explain TCP/IP and the concept of addressing and allocation.
Describe how to troubleshoot the TCP/IP network.
Plan an Ethernet LAN.
Compare and contrast fat client and thin client concepts.
Differentiate between types of Internet connectivity.
The OSI Model and Topologies
Illustrate different LAN topologies.
Describe the functions of hardware connectivity devices and tools.
Define key terms related to the OSI Model.
Local Area Networks
Explain how LAN operating systems work.
Define basic LAN terminology.
Differentiate between types of networks.
Explain the purpose of a LAN and the benefits it can provide to its users.
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