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About This Course

Candidates for this exam will demonstrate foundational networking knowledge and skills, including TCP/IP, networking services, networking topologies, and troubleshooting in wired and wireless environments.

Duration: 40 weeks
Participants: 25
Certification: IT Specialist Certification Information technology Specilist - Networking

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will have a greater understanding of:

  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Network infrastructures
  • Network hardware
  • Protocols and services
  • Troubleshooting

Who Should Attend

This is a great entry level course, designed to give those embarking on a career in the IT industry a basic understanding of the concept of networking. No pre-requisites are required.

Course Syllabus

1. Networking Fundamentals

1.1          Define network concepts

1.2          Define cloud and virtualization concepts

1.3          Describe remote access methods


2. Network Infrastructures

2.1          Define the characteristics of local area networks (LANs)

2.2          Define the characteristics of wide-area networks (WANs)

2.3          Identify wireless networking methods and characteristics

2.4          Compare and contrast network topologies and access methods


3. Network Hardware

3.1          Describe characteristics of switches

3.2          Describe characteristics of routers

3.3          Describe characteristics of physical media


4. Protocols and Services

4.1          Describe the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model

4.2          Describe the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) model

4.3          Describe IPv4 concepts

4.4          Describe IPv6 concepts

4.5          Identify well-known ports

4.6          Describe name resolution concepts

4.7          Identify the roles of networking services


5. Troubleshooting

5.1          Given a scenario, describe the troubleshooting process in a small- medium business network

5.2          Given a scenario, use the appropriate hardware troubleshooting tools

5.3          Given a scenario, use the appropriate Windows software tools to troubleshoot a problem

5.4          Given a scenario, use the appropriate Linux software tools to troubleshoot a problem

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