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Introduction to Networking (4 days)

Course Details

Name Introduction to Networking (4 days)
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Location:
London - Central
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Price:
£1846.00 +vat
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Course ID:
467210

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

London - Euston

Description:

This venue, based in Central London, has over 30 fully-equipped classrooms. The classrooms are spread across four floors of Euston House and there are coffee lounges on each floor. 

Registration takes place in the Reception Area on the ground floor and the nearest tube stations are Euston and Euston Square.

Location:

Euston House
24 Eversholt Street
London
NW1 1AD

 

Directions:

From Euston Station
(Northern and Victoria Lines)

Exit into Euston Railway Station. Leave the station through the main doors and turn left immediately. Walk along to stairs leading down to Eversholt Street. Cross the road to Euston House.

For the latest travel information, please visit www.tfl.gov.uk

From Euston Square Underground Station

(Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City Lines)

Take the exit marked Euston Road (North) and Railway Station. Turn left at the top of the stairs onto Euston Road. Walk past two sets of traffic lights and Euston Railway Station. On the third set of traffic lights turn left into Euston Square. This becomes Eversholt Street. Euston House is on the right past The Royal George Pub.

Parking


All London car parks charge typical city rates.  The closest is the NCP car park at Euston Railway Station.


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

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