• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Networking provides a way for devices and users within a network to be able to communicate and share data. In order to understand how networks function, you need to start at the beginning and learn the fundamental building blocks of networks and how data travels from one point to another. In this course, you'll learn about the fundamental protocols, IP addressing, and network settings for devices to communicate. You'll also learn how to configure and setup network cards, routers and firewalls, as well as how to configure a wireless network.

Learning Objectives

Network Addressing and Settings

  • start the course
  • describe TCP/IP
  • describe IPv4
  • describe IPv6
  • describe DHCP
  • describe DNS
  • describe Gateways
  • describe NAT
  • describe MAC addresses

Configuring and Viewing Network Settings

  • join a network computer to a domain
  • configure NIC settings
  • configure a static IP address
  • configure a static IP address using DHCP
  • use the NETSH command
  • use the IPConfig command
  • use the PING command
  • use the TRACERT command
  • use the WHOIS command

Configuring Firewalls and Routers

  • describe how a firewall works
  • configure the basic settings for Windows Firewall
  • configure application access through a Windows Firewall
  • use and configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • create and configure rules in Windows Firewall
  • describe what routers are used for
  • describe how to block and schedule routers
  • block network devices from accessing the Internet by using a router

Configuring Wireless Networks

  • describe the features of a wireless network
  • configure wireless security settings
  • describe WPS features and how to access it
  • manage a wireless network
  • describe the features of FTP

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.