• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The sharing of files and folders over wired and wireless networks is a big part of how users access information throughout different types of networks. Ensuring these networks are running properly will allow the information to be accessed quickly. In this course, you'll learn how to configure different Windows networks and how to create and manage network shares. You'll also learn how to monitor the network connections and remotely access computers. You'll also explore how to configure networking on a Mac OSX 10.8.

Learning Objectives

Windows Networks

  • start the course
  • use the Network and Sharing Center in Windows
  • setup a Windows Homegroup
  • configure a home, work, and public network

Creating and Managing Users for Network Shares

  • create a user and assign rights to access network shares
  • configure the basic permissions for a user or group
  • configure the advanced permissions for a user or group
  • create users and groups in Windows
  • assign permissions to user and group accounts for network shares
  • configure advanced sharing settings for a shared folder
  • configure advanced security settings for a shared folder
  • connect to and access network devices from within Windows
  • hide shared files and folders on a network

Network Connection Troubleshooting

  • monitor network connections using Task Manager
  • troubleshoot network connections
  • use the NETSTAT command to monitor network connections
  • use the NET command to manage a computer

PowerShell and Remote Connections

  • use the NET ACCOUNT command
  • connect to a remote computer using PowerShell
  • use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to remote computers
  • use Windows Remote Assistance

Mac OSX 10.8 Networking

  • connect a Mac computer to a wireless network
  • access and customize wireless settings for a Mac computer
  • create an ad hoc network using a Mac as an access point
  • configure advanced wireless network settings
  • connect a Mac to a shared printer on a network
  • use Internet connection sharing to share one physical Internet connection with multiple devices
  • use the File Sharing feature to share folders, assign user rights, and deactivate shared folders
  • use the Printer Sharing feature to share a printer connected to a Mac
  • use AirDrop to share files with another user on the same wireless network
  • use Finder window to find and connect to network shares and transfer files and folders

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Network Services