An introduction to networking technologies for local area networks, wide area networks, and wireless networks. The aim is to recognize the type of network design appropriate for a given scenario. Topics include the OSI (open system interconnection) model, security, and networking protocols.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
Apply the concepts of the OSI model in the design, management, and troubleshooting of networks
Identify and compare network devices, media, and topologies
Select, assemble, and install cables and distribution panels in compliance with wiring standards
Identify and apply networking tools, technologies, security principles, and protocols to network infrastructure, including LANs, WLANs, and WANs
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.