Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Course content emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Course content also includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity.
- Distinguish between client-server and peer-to-peer networks
- Identify types of applications and protocols used in networks
- Describe the functions of core TCP/IP protocols, identify how each protocol's information is formatted in a TCP/IP message, and explain how routers manage internetwork communications
- Identify various network security risks
- Describe tools used to evaluate a network's security and discuss physical security methods that prevent and detect intrusions
- Configure devices on a network for increased security and describe how various security policies guide users' activities on a network
- Describe the functions of various network security devices, implement security precautions on a switch, and track processes of authentication, authorization, and auditing on a network