Nov 29, 2021
MSFT 1800 - Networking Fundamentals
This course covers networking technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. The course is intended to provide an entry-level technician a high-level understanding of the complete infrastructure needed to support LANs, WLANs and WANs. This course provides students a thorough foundation in vendor agnostic network technologies. The course prepares students to take the CompTIA Network + certification.
Instructional Method Lecture
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MSFT 1800 Networking Fundamentals , the student will:
- identify the various topology types.
- outline the OSI Model and message flow.
- recognize common TCP/IP protocols.
- apply binary and hexadecimal number systems to convert IP addresses.
- evaluate network media, cable construction and wiring distribution best practices to meet network design needs.
- discuss the role of network devices such as adapters, hubs, switches and routers.
- define the various Ethernet standards and the characteristics of their associated implementations.
- outline the physical link and media troubleshooting process.
- apply IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting concepts to configure devices to include DCHP and DNS.
- summarize IP configuration and communications problems.
- outline switch configuration options and purpose to include Virtual LANs (VLANs), trunking and spanning tree protocol.
- describe router configuration options and purpose to include OSPF and NAT.
- interpret switching and routing problems.
- describe the purpose and configuration options of firewalls and security appliances including ACLs, DMZ and proxy servers.
- discuss virtualization including virtual networking.
- identify other common networked devices such as SAN, NAS, VOIP, cloud and SCADA systems.
- describe elements of wireless network design and configuration.
- recognize wireless network problems.
- discuss WAN technologies and common connection types to include PPP, Internet connectivity options and remote access.
- classify WAN communications problems.
- outline a comprehensive network design process and opportunities to optimize a network.
- identify commonly required policies for security and risk management.
- outline elements of risk and mitigation strategies for a secure and hardened network infrastructure.
- identify the elements of managed network and their purpose.
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