A strong foundation of basic networking concepts is fundamental to a successful career in information technology, and in our popular Understanding Networking Fundamentals course, you’ll gain those real—world, practical skills.
In this broad—based foundational course, you’ll move step—by—step through the basics of data networking, practicing with leading—edge technologies from Cisco, Juniper, ADTRAN, HP, Dell, and Microsoft.
With a strong foundation and an understanding of basic network functions, standards, and protocols, you will be prepared to tackle advanced networking skills including TCP/IP, security, wireless integration, and Voice over IP.
How switches and routers interconnect using equipment from multiple vendors IP addressing and how to create subnets How TCP/IP works and how to configure it on various devices Capture and view network traffic using a protocol analyzer Wireless network options available Basic security and firewall issues How Ethernet works and how all of the various forms can be connected Basics of layered network protocols Difference between logical and physical network segments Install Cat 5e UTP and fiber optic cables How VLANs function When and how to use NAT Function of various routing protocols such as RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF An overview of WAN technologies Functions of NetBIOS and NetBEUI Benefits and issues of Instant Communications
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.