NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2022  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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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.

Credits: 4

Instructional Method Lecture


Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MSFT 1800 Networking Fundamentals , the student will:

  1. identify the various topology types.
  2. outline the OSI Model and message flow.
  3. recognize common TCP/IP protocols.
  4. apply binary and hexadecimal number systems to convert IP addresses.
  5. evaluate network media, cable construction and wiring distribution best practices to meet network design needs.
  6. discuss the role of network devices such as adapters, hubs, switches and routers.
  7. define the various Ethernet standards and the characteristics of their associated implementations.
  8. outline the physical link and media troubleshooting process.
  9. apply IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting concepts to configure devices to include DCHP and DNS.
  10. summarize IP configuration and communications problems.
  11. outline switch configuration options and purpose to include Virtual LANs (VLANs), trunking and spanning tree protocol.
  12. describe router configuration options and purpose to include OSPF and NAT.
  13. interpret switching and routing problems.
  14. describe the purpose and configuration options of firewalls and security appliances including ACLs, DMZ and proxy servers.
  15. discuss virtualization including virtual networking.
  16. identify other common networked devices such as SAN, NAS, VOIP, cloud and SCADA systems.
  17. describe elements of wireless network design and configuration.
  18. recognize wireless network problems.
  19. discuss WAN technologies and common connection types to include PPP, Internet connectivity options and remote access.
  20. classify WAN communications problems.
  21. outline a comprehensive network design process and opportunities to optimize a network.
  22. identify commonly required policies for security and risk management.
  23. outline elements of risk and mitigation strategies for a secure and hardened network infrastructure.
  24. identify the elements of managed network and their purpose.

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