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Introduction to Networking (4 days)

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Name Introduction to Networking (4 days)
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Overview

Take a more active part in the discussion and decision-making processes related to networking technology issues. In this training course, you take your first step toward networking and data communications exposure, and gain the practical knowledge and skills to become comfortable with basic concepts, technologies, components, and design alternatives.

Learning Objectives

You Will Learn How To

  • Apply fundamental network concepts, terminology, and solutions
  • Implement networks using data links and physical media
  • Deploy Local Area Networks (LANs) using Ethernet and Wi-Fi
  • Manage reliable internetworks and intranets using TCP/IP design

Course Content

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Supporting QoS
  • Classifying networks: LAN, WAN
  • Packet
  • Circuit
  • Wired
  • Wireless
  • Standardising data communications

Constructing Networks Using Data Links

Encoding information

  • Defining bits, bytes and packets
  • Taking advantage of digital encoding

Improving efficiency with error control

  • Detecting and correcting errors
  • Using ACKs and feedback error correction

Deploying Physical Media

Identifying media types and challenges

  • Selecting copper cable types, Cat-5e and better
  • Benefiting from fibre optics

Employing wireless links

  • Utilising radio frequencies and bands
  • Managing interference and noise

Capitalising on Ethernet

Examining 802 LAN standards

  • Forwarding with MAC addresses
  • 1 Mb/s to 100 GB/s
  • Contrasting shared and switched LANs

Investigating Ethernet operations

  • Dissecting Etherswitch operation
  • Adding QoS to Ethernet
  • Comparing Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching

Harnessing Wi-Fi for User Mobility

Communicating via radio waves

  • Types of Wi-Fi networks: a, b, g, n and ac
  • Capitalising on instant infrastructure and mobility

Integrating Wi-Fi operations

  • Verifying accurate transmission
  • Boosting speed and range with 802.11n and 802.11ac
  • Providing QoS for voice and multimedia

Deploying Access Points (AP)

  • Forwarding traffic via the AP
  • Leveraging dual-band APs
  • Utilising Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs)

Building Internetworks Using TCP/IP and Routers

TCP/IP: A practical protocol suite

  • Employing TCP for data and UDP for voice and video
  • Maximising TCP/IP's multiple applications and utilities
  • Streamlining data and VoIP traffic

IP addressing and datagrams

  • Increasing efficiency with addressing schemes
  • Interpreting net-prefixes and subnet masks

How routers operate

  • Relaying traffic with NetID and routing tables
  • Discovering paths with routing protocols
  • Upgrading routers for QoS

Implementing Security Best Practices

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

  • Authenticating users
  • Enabling VPN encrypted tunnels
  • Verifying information integrity and source

Benchmarking risks and deploying countermeasures

  • Analysing threats and security requirements
  • Achieving confidentiality with encryption
  • Implementing L2 and L3 tunnels
  • Adopting digital certificates and signatures

Ensuring LAN security

  • Wi-Fi security: WPA, WPA2, 802.11i, AES
  • Isolating workgroups with VLANs
  • Deploying firewalls

Creating Enterprise Networks

Employing telecom circuits

  • Circuit-switching data streams
  • E1 and T1 leased lines

Facilitating intersite communications

  • Choosing xDSL options
  • LAN Extension Services (LES) and Metro-Ethernet

Selecting scalable networking services

  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Software-defined networks
  • Cloud computing and services

Virtual

Description:

Online AnyWare™ immerses you in a dynamic online training environment where you access and participate in an actual classroom. You interact with both your instructor and your peers—just as if you were together with them in the classroom—as you master the essential knowledge and skills in today's most important IT and management topics.

With AnyWare Online Training, you can...

  • Access your course from any Internet-accessible location
  • Gain scheduling flexibility—choosing from a wide selection of course dates
  • Immerse yourself in an actual classroom experience
  • Benefit from AnyWare's unique real-time interactivity
  • Achieve the same results that you expect from an instructor-led classroom course

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the technological requirements for participating in a live, online course delivered via Online AnyWare?

To participate fully in a virtual AnyWare course, you will need the following:

  • An audio-enabled computer
  • A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768
  • An Intel Pentium® 4 computer, or equivalent, with a 2.5 GHz or faster processor; or an Intel Mac
  • A minimum of 1 GB of RAM
  • A reliable high-speed Internet connection, either via cable modem, DSL or corporate LAN (a wired Internet connection is strongly recommended)
  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher; or Mozilla Firefox 2 or higher
  • Support for Java and ActiveX within your browser with the latest version of Java installed
  • Adobe Flash version 8 or higher
  • Access to www.logmein.com
  • Ability to install the LogMeIn ActiveX control, which may require local administrative privileges
  • Learning Tree AnyWare will support a dual-monitor setup, which allows concurrent access to the classroom and the computer used for the hands-on exercises. This setup may enhance your training experience; however, it is not a requirement for full participation in any of our courses.

Do I need to install any special software?

None! All you need is a high-speed, flash-enabled Internet browser—Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 2 or higher, or Safari.

Can I participate in a course via Online AnyWare using any type of operating system?

You can participate in a class on a PC or Mac. However, the hands-on exercise material in Course 2320 and Course 984 is not compatible with the Mac operating system at this time. Please contact our AnyWare support team if you are planning to participate in either of these courses using a Mac operating system.

Do I need my own microphone, earphones and/or headset?

Prior to the course, we will provide a microphone-enabled headset for you to use during the course. The headset is yours to keep after the course.

Is the virtual classroom experience really the same quality when it's delivered over the Internet?

Absolutely! Online AnyWare is designed to provide you with the same experience you would receive in the classroom. You connect to an actual classroom where you participate online in live, instructor-led training that is facilitated either at one of our Education Centres or on site at a client's location. As an online participant, you engage with the instructor and interact with your classmates just as if you were in the actual classroom. And you perform all of the same hands-on exercises, so the knowledge you learn and the skills you gain are no different than if you were taking the course as an in-class participant.

Why is Online AnyWare so much more effective than off-the-shelf, self-paced e-learning programmes?

The most important benefit of live, instructor-led training is the ability to interact with your instructor and fellow classmates. It is through such interaction that real learning takes place. Courses taken via AnyWare offer the same benefits. In fact, over half the time spent in courses is dedicated to interactive activities—where real learning happens! You'll have your specific questions answered on the spot, receive immediate clarification of anything that is confusing, perform hands-on exercises by remotely accessing an in-class PC, and share your experiences in real time with your fellow classmates. Most importantly, you'll receive expert advice on how best to apply what you learn to your own projects.

How is the classroom experience actually delivered?

Adobe Connect is the foundation technology for our AnyWare training delivery solution used to deliver our IT and management courses. You'll acquire new skills in a safe environment—your computer's files and applications are never engaged, so there is no risk of damage. A hard copy of the course materials and a microphone-enabled headset will be shipped to you prior to the course.

Using your Internet browser, you remotely access a dedicated in-class PC so that you can participate in hands-on exercises and develop new skills just as if you were in the actual classroom where your instructor is coaching in real time.

How do I connect to the classroom?

One week prior to the class start date, you will receive a "Getting Ready" e-mail with a URL and your login credentials. We'll ask you to complete a three-step validation process prior to the class start date to test your system, two-way audio connection, and Internet connection to the classroom and to your dedicated, in-class PC on which you'll be performing your hands-on exercises.

A few days before your class starts, you'll also receive a call from one of our customer service representatives who will answer any questions you may have. When it's time for the course to begin, just log in—from anywhere—and join your classmates, live in the classroom. During your course, our AnyWare support technicians are available to assist you as needed. It's that easy!

What are the course hours?

Start and end times vary for each individual course. Please confirm the start and end times during registration, as your course may be delivered from a different time zone than your own. On the first day of class, plan to log in to your classroom 30 minutes prior to the start of the class.

This course is approved by CompTIA for continuing education units (CEUs).

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