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Networking Fundamentals Course

Networking Fundamentals Course

The Networking Fundamentals Course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of essential networking concepts and technologies. Whether you are new to the field or seeking to enhance your existing knowledge, this course will equip you with the fundamental skills needed to design, implement, and troubleshoot computer networks. From network architecture and protocols to cabling, routing, switching, security, and wireless networking, this course covers a wide range of topics to establish a strong foundation in networking principles.


To make the most of the Networking Fundamentals Course, a basic understanding of computer systems and familiarity with operating systems such as Windows or Linux is recommended. Additionally, a basic knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite and IP addressing would be beneficial. This course is suitable for beginners in networking or individuals with limited networking experience who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in this field.


Networking Fundamentals Course

Course Content

  • Definition and importance of computer networks
  • Types of networks: LAN, WAN, MAN
  • Network topologies: star, bus, ring, mesh
  • Network protocols and standards
  • Servers, workstations, and client-server architecture
  • Network infrastructure devices: routers, switches, hubs, bridges
  • Network services: DHCP, DNS, FTP, HTTP
  • Ethernet and its variants (Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Wireless networks: Wi-Fi standards (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), wireless security
  • Wide area networks: leased lines, MPLS, VPNs
  • Physical and logical network components
  • Layers of the OSI model and their functions
  • TCP/IP protocol suite and its layers

  • Coaxial cable: advantages, disadvantages, and applications
  • Twisted-pair cable: UTP, STP, CAT5e, CAT6
  • Fiber optic cable: single-mode vs. multi-mode, advantages, disadvantages
  • RJ-45 connectors for Ethernet
  • BNC connectors for coaxial cables
  • Fiber optic connectors: SC, ST, LC
  • Cable testers and their use
  • Common cable faults and how to troubleshoot them
  • Cable management and labeling best practices
  • Wiring standards: TIA/EIA-568-A and TIA/EIA-568-B
  • Cable installation techniques: straight-through, crossover, rollover
  • Cable management in network racks and cabinets

  • Explanation of the seven layers: physical, data link, network, transport, session,
  • presentation, application
  • Functions and protocols at each layer
  • Layer-to-layer communication and encapsulation
  • Comparison with the OSI model
  • Explanation of the four layers: network interface, internet, transport, application
  • Protocols and services at each layer
  • IPv4 addressing: binary, decimal, and CIDR notation
  • Subnetting and subnet masks: calculating subnets, host ranges, and broadcast addresses
  • Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM)
  • IP address classes: A, B, C, D, E
  • IP address assignment methods: static, dynamic (DHCP)
  • Tools for IP address management and troubleshooting

  • Hub characteristics and limitations
  • Role of repeaters in signal regeneration and amplification .
  • Comparison with switches and routers
  • Functions of switches in LANs
  • MAC address learning and MAC address tables
  • VLANs and VLAN trunking
  • Role of routers in interconnecting networks
  • IP routing and routing tables
  • Static routing configuration and advantages
  • Firewall types: network, host, application
  • Packet filtering and stateful inspection
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)

  • Routing protocols and their purpose
  • Routing metrics and path selection
  • Routing table lookup process
  • Distance Vector Routing: RIP (Routing Information Protocol)
  • Link State Routing: OSPF (Open Shortest Path First)
  • Hybrid Routing: EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol)
  • Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs) vs. Exterior Gateway Protocols (EGPs)
  • Autonomous System (AS) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Redistribution between different routing protocols
  • Configuring static and dynamic routing
  • Routing protocol authentication and security
  • Verification commands and troubleshooting techniques

  • Layer 2 Switching
  • MAC Address and MAC Address Tables
  • VLANs and Trunking
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP) and Types

  • Link Aggregation Basics
  • Etherchannel Configuration
  • Load Balancing and Redundancy
  • Troubleshooting Etherchannel Issues

  • Network Security Principles
  • Port Security on Switches
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) on Routers
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT)

  • Wireless Standards and Frequencies
  • WLAN Components and Architecture
  • Wireless Security Mechanisms
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Wireless Networks

  • Interview Preparation Strategies
  • Networking Interview Questions and Answers
  • Demonstrating Practical Networking Skills
  • Mock Interview Practice and Feedback
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