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.
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.
Compare and contrast fat client and thin client concepts.
Plan an Ethernet LAN.
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.
Outline simple network management protocol and how it is used.
Differentiate between web pages, web servers, and web access.
Networking with Windows®
Define the various network services in Microsoft® Windows®.
Describe how to establish user rights and permissions.
Explain how to assign work groups.
Give 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.
Develop a plan for a local area network.
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