Describe the purpose of networking protocols and networking in general
Identify features of various network operating systems and the clients used to access them.
Describe the OSI networking model and its relationship to networking components.
Describe the network components relating to the Physical layer of the OSI model.
Describe the function of the Data Link layer of the OSI model.
Explain how data is transmitted over a network.
Describe the function of the Network layer of the OSI model.
Describe the function of the Transport layer of the OSI model.
Describe the function of the Session layer of the OSI model.
Explain the fundamental concepts of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
Explain the use of TCP/IP addresses and subnets.
Access and use a TCP/IP network.
Describe the requirements for remote network access.
Explain the need for and ways to implement network security and fault tolerance.
Describe the types of information that need to be gathered prior to installing or updating a network operating system.
Explain ways to monitor and manage a network.
Describe a systematic approach for troubleshooting network problems.
- Basic Network Knowledge
- Network and Internetwork Concepts
- Network Topologies
- Networking Strategies
Servers and Clients
- Network Operating System Basics
- Network Clients
- Directory Services
Introduction to the OSI Model
- Introduction to the OSI Model
- Families of Protocols
The Physical Media
- Data-transmission Media
- Unbounded Media
- Signal Transmissions
The Data Link Layer
- Data Link Layer Considerations
- Media Access Control (MAC) and Logical Link Control (LLC)
- IEEE 802 Specifications
- Introduction to Network Connection Devices
- Network Adapters
- Putting Data on the Cable
- Network Topologies
The Network Layer
- Internet work Connection Devices
The Transport Layer
- Transport Layer Addressing Issues
- The Transport Layer Segmenting Process
- Transport Layer Connection Services
The Session Layer
- Dialog Control Modes
- Managing the Session
- What is TCP/IP?
- The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
IP Addressing, Subnetting and Supernetting
- IP Addressing
- Interior Gateway Protocols
- Introduction to Subnetting
Accessing and Using a TCP/IP Network
- Configuring Clients for TCP/IP Networks
- TCP/IP Suite Utilities
- Using TCP/IP Suite Utilities to Check Network Connectivity
Remote Access Protocols
- Remote Access Protocols
- Examining Remote Connection Options
- Dial-up Networking
Network Security and Fault Tolerance
- Security Models
- Password Security
- Data Encryption
- Firewalls and Proxy Servers
- System Fault Tolerance
- Backing Up Data
Preparing for Network Installation
- Planning and Gathering Information
- Environmental Issues
- Networking Components and Connectors
- Compatibility Issues
Maintaining the Network
- Network Documentation
- Backup Strategies
- Virus Protection
- Patches and other Software Updates
Troubleshooting the Network
- Exploring Troubleshooting Models
- Identifying Troubleshooting Tools
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