This course is a study of local area networking concepts through discussions on connectivity, communications and other networking fundamentals. The course is designed to prepare the student to be successful in completing industry network fundamental certification exams.
Introduce the role and application of data communication networks hardware and software. Describe network architectures, components, and other key terms associated with the physical layer. Discuss the foundational concepts associated with data transmission. Discuss networking terms, characteristics, motivations for networking, and the major network apps. Implement multiple network designs. Discuss LAN and WAN Hardware and Software alternatives and selection. Describe LAN and WAN topologies, protocols, and transmission services. Discuss WAN implementations and international and global networks. Describe network interconnections, shared media technologies, and interconnection utilities. Define network management issues, the operations of a network mgmt system, and mgmt tools. Discuss the issues related to network security, error detection, backup systems, and recovery plans. Identify future trends in data communications and networking.