This course provides the fundamentals of networking.


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Learning Objectives

Gain the foundational knowledge you need to take the first stesp on this topic.

  • Introduction

  • Certification Guidelines
    Exam Guidelines

  • Understanding the OSI Model

  • Understanding the OSI Model
    Understanding the TCP/IP Model
    Mapping Devices on the OSI and TCP Models
    Mapping Protocols on the OSI and TCP/IP Models

  • Introduction to Networking

  • Overview
    Comparing Logical and Physical Networks
    Networking Home Computers
    Networking Small Offices and Home Offices
    Networking Large Offices
    Networking Enterprises
    Understanding Standards Organizations

  • Overview of Networking Components

  • Overview
    Comparing Unicast, Broadcast, and Multicast Traffic
    Understanding Network Hardware
    Understanding Hardware Troubleshooting
    Exploring Protocols and Services
    Understanding Basic Topologies

  • Exploring Common Protocols

  • Core TCP/IP Protocols
    Understanding TCP and UDP
    Exploring Common Protocols
    Understanding Ports

  • Identifying the Default Gateway

  • Exploring IPv4
    Exploring the Components of an IPv4 Address
    Exploring an IPv4 Address in Binary
    Subnetting IPv4 Addresses
    Comparing Manual and Automatic Assignment of IPv4 Addresses

  • Understanding Hexadecimal

  • Exploring IPv6
    Exploring IPv6 Addresses
    Exploring the Components of an IPv6 Address
    Understanding the Dual IP Stack
    Comparing Manual and Automatic Assignment of IPv6

  • Connecting Computers to a Network

  • Identifying Potential Problems with Connectivity
    Exploring Cable Types and Their Characteristics

  • Networking Computers with Switches

  • Overview
    Connecting Multiple Computers
    Understanding Physical Ports
    Comparing Hubs and Switches
    Comparing Managed and Unmanaged Switches
    Exploring Switch Speeds
    Understanding Security Options

  • Connecting Networks with Routers

  • Overview
    Connecting Multiple Networks
    Routing Traffic on a Network
    Identifying Transmission Speeds
    Routing Software in Windows Server 2016
    Understanding Other Routing Protocols
    Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Exploring Types of Names Used in Networks

  • Resolving Names to IP Addresses
    Exploring Types of Names Used in Networks
    Exploring Types of Name Resolution
    Identifying the Steps in Name Resolution

  • Understanding Network Security Zones

  • Overview
    Understanding Risks on the Internet
    Exploring an Intranet
    Understanding Firewalls
    Identifying a Perimeter Network
    Understanding Extranets

  • Understanding Wireless Networking

  • Overview
    Exploring Basic Wireless Components
    Comparing Networking Standards and Characteristics
    Comparing Network Security Methods
    Using Wireless Networks
    Understanding Point-to-Point Wireless

  • Understanding Internet Access Methods and Wide Area Networks

  • Overview
    Comparing Connectivity Methods Used in Homes and SOHOs
    Comparing Connectivity Methods in Enterprises
    Exploring Remote Access Services
    Using RADIUS

  • Using the Command Prompt

  • Troubleshooting TCP/IP
    Using the command Prompt
    Checking the TCP/IP Configuration with ipconfig
    Troubleshooting Connectivity with ping
    Identifying Routers with tracert
    Verifying the Routed Path with pathping
    Viewing TCP/IP Statistics with netstat
    Installing Telnet

  • Appendix A

  • Certification Objectives Map


This course is for anyone intersted in learning about networking.




There are no rerequisites for this course.

Length: 365.0 days ( hours)


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