Computer Networking

Networking explains computer networking basics in terms that you can easily understand, using concepts common to everyday, non-computing experience. A brief introduction to networking history provides context, explaining how networks have become so important to businesses and individuals. The course emphasizes networking fundamentals, explaining the software and hardware that makes networking possible. The course stresses understanding how and why networks work, rather than focusing on memorization of terms or numbers. .

Upon completion of the course, you will be capable of performing basic computer networking tasks, such as DSL connectivity, configuring connections to an Internet Service Provider, and creating a private network. This course will give you the foundation you need to begin training for CCNA Certification or employment in a computer networking career.

Computer Networking

  • Identify basic networking concepts, including how a network works. Content should include network access, protocol, network interface cards, full duplex, cabling twisted pair, coaxial, fiber optic.
  • Identify procedures for swapping and configuring network interface cards.
  • • Identify the ramifications of repairs on the network. Content should include reduced bandwidth, loss of data, network slowdown.
  • Identify the networking capabilities of DOS and Windows including procedures for connecting to the network. Identify concepts and capabilities relating to the Internet and basic procedures for setting up a system for Internet access. Content should include TCP/IP, E-mail, html, http, ftp, domain names (Web sites), ISP, and dial-up access.
  • Summarize the basics of networking fundamentals, including technologies, devices and protocols.
  • Categorize network cables and connectors and their implementations.
  • Compare and contrast the different network types.

Now that you are familiar with the basics of networking, you can begin learning more about the different networking models and network architecture.