ntc248 | undergraduate

Foundations Of Networking

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This foundational course covers networking basics. In this course, you will learn about network architecture, including network infrastructure implementation, addressing schemas, routing, unified communications, and cloud computing. Understanding computer networks and network components is essential for any IT professional. This course covers the objectives for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

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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    Network Routing and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

    • Determine IP addressing components and network services appropriate to an organization’s needs.
    • Differentiate between different dynamic IP routing protocols.
    • Incorporate TCP/IP concepts and applications into network designs.
    • Explain the Internet Protocol (IP) packet header structure and how a router works.

    Network Security

    • Analyze various electronic and physical network risks, vulnerabilities, and threats.
    • Choose methods for hardening a network to given circumstances and goals.
    • Examine the effectiveness of firewalls in protecting networks from threats.
    • Determine business continuity and disaster recovery concepts that should be incorporated into an organization’s network appropriate to the organization’s risks.

    Network Troubleshooting

    • Determine appropriate network tools to detect and isolate various network problems.
    • Apply the network troubleshooting process in resolving common network performance issues.
    • Evaluate various network monitoring tools to support an organization’s network performance goals.
    • Compare the usefulness of various network monitoring tools in generating and analyzing performance metrics.

    Network Concepts and Standards

    • Differentiate the pros and cons of various networking topologies.
    • Describe the functions of various network components.
    • Identify networking standards and standard bodies.
    • Explain the characteristics and benefits of various Wide-Area Network (WAN) technologies.

    Ethernet, Wireless Networking, Cloud Computing and Virtualization

    • Explain the Ethernet frame structure and how a switch works.
    • Discuss how to create and use Virtual Local-Area Networks (VLANs).
    • Describe the process for implementing appropriate Wireless Local-Area Network (WLAN) technologies and configurations for an organization.
    • Compare cloud services and how they can be used by organizations.
    • Summarize virtualization services and how they can be used by organizations.
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