On-site technical training and workshops by New Instruction, LLC

Networking Fundamentals
Live Instructor-Led Classroom Training

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to the basics of data networking. The workshop begins with an overview of the issues involved in allowing computers to share information. It then describes the various types of networks that can be created and how they work. The section on network hardware focuses on the cables and interface devices used to establish connections between computers, identifying how each works and the role each plays within the network. In addition, the work of network connectors — repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, and routers — and how they enlarge and interconnect workgroups is examined. An overview of network software is included, focusing on interface device drivers, network operating systems for peer-to-peer and Client/Server network operations, and network-specific applications. Finally, network design, implementation, and management issues are presented to illustrate how the components and concepts are used to build real networks.

Who Should Attend

Candidates for this workshop should have some experience with using a computer but little or no knowledge of how computers communicate with each other. This group would include, but is not limited to, end users wanting to understand networks, desktop computer coordinators considering first time network installations, new network administrators, first-tier help desk analysts, programmers being introduced to networking, their managers, and others recently assigned to designing, installing, maintaining, or supporting digital networks.

Prerequisites

This workshop assumes that the participant has used a stand-alone or networked computer, but has not been responsible for its setup or maintenance.

Workshop Objectives
  • Become familiar with the basic issues for data networks, including industry terms and acronyms.
  • Identify the types and functions of methods used to connect computers to allow them to share information.
  • Learn how TCP/IP works, and how to configure it to various devices.
  • Discover what hardware and software must be added to a computer to allow it to access other computers.
  • Gain an understanding of how Ethernet works, and how all the various forms can be connected.
  • Understand the roles and comparative uses of network repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, routers, and gateways.
  • Review WAN technologies.
  • Recognize the interaction of device driver software, network operating systems, and network application programs.
  • Survey the fundamentals of designing, implementing, administering, and managing networks.

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