Introduction to Networking Training

Level: Foundation

This hands-on Introduction to Networking course will enable you to take a more active part in the discussion and decision-making processes related to networking technology issues. You take your first step toward networking and data communications exposure, and gain the practical knowledge and skills to become comfortable with basic concepts, technologies, components, and design alternatives. You learn to implement networks using data links and physical media, deploy LANs using Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and build reliable internetworks and intranets using proven TCP/IP design techniques.

Key Features of this Introduction to Networking Training

After-course instructor coaching benefit

Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To

Apply fundamental network concepts, terminology, and solutions

Implement networks using data links and physical media

Deploy Local Area Networks (LANs) using Ethernet and Wi-Fi

Manage reliable internetworks and intranets using TCP/IP design

Goals Live, Instructor-Led – Live, Online Training

Introduction to Networking Course Information

Recommended Experience

A general understanding of what computers and networks are used for in your personal and professional life

Introduction to Networking Course Outline


Supporting QoS

Classifying networks: LAN, WAN





Standardizing data communications

Constructing Networks Using Data Links

Encoding information

Defining bits, bytes and packets

Taking advantage of digital encoding

Improving efficiency with error control

Detecting and correcting errors

Using ACKs and feedback error correction Deploying Physical Media

Identifying media types and challenges

Selecting copper cable types, Cat-5e and better

Benefiting from fiber optics

Employing wireless links

Utilizing radio frequencies and bands

Managing interference and noise

Capitalizing on Ethernet

Examining 802 LAN standards

Forwarding with MAC addresses 1 Mb/s to 100 GB/s

Contrasting shared and switched LANs

Investigating Ethernet operations

Dissecting Etherswitch operation Adding QoS to Ethernet Comparing Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching Harnessing Wi-Fi for User Mobility

Communicating via radio waves

Types of Wi-Fi networks: a, b, g, n and ac

Capitalizing on instant infrastructure and mobility

Integrating Wi-Fi operations

Verifying accurate transmission

Boosting speed and range with 802.11n and 802.11ac

Providing QoS for voice and multimedia

Deploying Access Points (AP)

Forwarding traffic via the AP

Leveraging dual-band APs

Utilizing Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs)

Building Internetworks Using TCP/IP and Routers

TCP/IP: A practical protocol suite

Employing TCP for data and UDP for voice and video Maximizing TCP/IP’s multiple applications and utilities Streamlining data and VoIP traffic

IP addressing and datagrams

Increasing efficiency with addressing schemes

Interpreting net-prefixes and subnet masks

How routers operate

Relaying traffic with NetID and routing tables

Discovering paths with routing protocols

Upgrading routers for QoS

Implementing Security Best Practices

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Authenticating users

Enabling VPN encrypted tunnels

Verifying information integrity and source

Benchmarking risks and deploying countermeasures

Analyzing threats and security requirements

Achieving confidentiality with encryption

Implementing L2 and L3 tunnels

Adopting digital certificates and signatures

Ensuring LAN security

Wi-Fi security: WPA, WPA2, 802.11i, AES

Isolating workgroups with VLANs

Deploying firewalls

Creating Enterprise Networks

Employing telecom circuits

Circuit-switching data streams

E1 and T1 leased lines

Facilitating intersite communications

Choosing xDSL options

LAN Extension Services (LES) and Metro-Ethernet

Selecting scalable networking services

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

Software-defined networks

Cloud computing and services

Introduction to Networking Training FAQs

Can I learn this introduction to networking online?

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.