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Network Technology Foundations

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This course introduces the basics of network administration. Topics include the fundamentals of network architecture, the secure transmission of data, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model, and hardware and operating system maintenance.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Hardware and Operating System Maintenance

    • Describe maintenance procedures that can be used to minimize component failure system problems for an organization.
    • Identify client operating system management processes.
    • Discuss common networking hardware and its role for an organization’s network and Internet access.

    Network Security and Personal Privacy Protection

    • Identify network security threats.
    • Describe how protocols, networking hardware, and processes are used to secure networks.
    • Recognize the security implications of using mobile devices, bring your own device (BYOD), and cloud technologies in an organization.
    • Apply ethical principles to Internet threats, processes, and actions.

    Introduction to Networking

    • Define fundamental networking concepts.
    • Explain how information is transmitted across a network using the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
    • Describe wired and wireless networks.

    TCP/IP Suite and Internet Addressing

    • Match common internet protocols to the internet layer of the OSI model.
    • Identify how 32-bit IP addresses, subnet masking, and a default gateway are used for network technologies.
    • Explain how IPv6 will extend current IP addressing.
    • Demonstrate how diagnostic tools are used to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks.

    Internetworking Servers

    • Discuss internetworking servers and their purpose.
    • Identify protocols used by servers.
    • Describe cloud services and how they can be used by organizations.
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