This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models (OSI and TCP) of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple LANS, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. This class will help prepare students for the first part of the CCNA exam, ICND1.
A. identify details of each layer of the OSI model;
B. recognize network topologies and functions; and
C. explain the IP addressing scheme.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.